He said by the third quarter of 2011 these malls will start to operate and will be bringing in to Davao City the first hypermarket in the island.
He said General Santos City mall will have the same concept with the rest of the malls.
SM has an existing mall at Ecoland, Matina in Davao City and in Cagayan de Oro City.
Meanwhile, Ang said their existing 37 malls will have an addition of five this year, making the total number 42 by end of 2010.
He said every year, five new ones are added and more areas are in the plan.
Ang also said they want to establish call centers in the near future. “It is management direction to have a business process outsource (BPO) in every mall,” he said.
Likewise, Ang said their succeeding malls will adopt the Green Building scheme and one will be up by July of 2012.
Although he did not give details, he said this will follow green architectural designs, green landscape and environment-friendly facilities.
But he said their malls system-wide are now environment friendly as they adopt the use of less energy types of lamps and waterless urinals and the re-use of water for their cooling facilities.
“SM has a strong advocacy for the protection of the environment,” he said.
Ang also said part of their expansion program is the opening of SaveMore Stores and by end of 2011, this type of store will number about 200 nationwide.