Tango opens new shopping centre worth K20 million


Tango opened its new store at Tokarara, in Port Moresby yesterday, a massive investment of K20 million to the local community as well as the group, according to general manager Colin Spencer.
Spencer said the building was designed to be a one-stop-shop which consists of a supermarket, bottle shop, pharmacy, fast-food, loading docks and massive freezer chillers on the ground floor, department store and several storage rooms on the first floor, a factory, print room for screen printing and embroidery machine plus managers accommodation at the top floor.
He said over 700 people would be employed at the new store, including those who would be working at the factory both locals and expatriates.
Spencer said as part of its contribution to the local community, they would also be getting fresh produce from the 9–Mile Farm and other engagements with local fresh producers.
“The shopping experience should be fun. We want people to want to come here, not to just buy something,” Spencer said.
He said they wanted to stand out from local competition that’s why they put extra effort to come up with a quality store.
Meanwhile owner Nellie Tan said the shop was at a convenient location for people at Tokarara, Waigani, Gerehu, Hohola as well as those living along the Koura free-way to shop at.