KOTA SAMARAHAN: The establishment of LePaPa Hypermarket here has led to the creation of jobs for more than 80 locals.
LePaPa managing director Lee Chin Teck is glad to have helped the locals, saying that throughout Sarawak the hypermarket has about 400 workers.
“We opened the first outlet in Serian in August 2019. To date we have five outlets.
“The first one in Serian, then at Gala City, Matang, here in Samarahan next to Aiman Mall and next week we will open one in Bau,” Lee told reporters at a press conference of the Community Pantry programme at LePaPa Hypermarket Kota Samarahan, on Sunday (July 11).
Lee also said that there are plans to open new outlets in Sri Aman, Batu Kawa and Lawas.
“The hypermarket here used to be a wet market but it was abandoned. The idea to build LePaPa Hypermarket was mooted by Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Datuk Peter Minos.
“Between the chairman and us, it is a win-win situation and now we work closely with the municipal council,” he said.
Minos chipped in and said that he was happy that the hypermarket will bring prestige to Kota Samarahan.
“Currently, Kota Samarahan has two famous hypermarkets — Emart and now LePaPa Hypermarket,” he said.
The chairman also mentioned that Kota Samarahan currently has 45,000 residential houses and in five more years the number will increase to 70,000.
“We need good hypermarkets like LePaPa to be established here and to serve the locals.
“We are happy that Lee came in and invested in the hypermarket. Thanks to him and LePaPa Hypermarket Kota Samarahan store manager Bong Teck Pyng for doing a tremendous job,” he said.