Coronavirus delays in Chinese hotel opening in Blantyre

Management of a new Chinese Hotel in Blantyre say the opening has been delayed due to the Coronavirus disease which has effected the transportation of furniture from China.

Peacock Hotel deputy manager Derrick Xu said this on Friday when minister of Trade, Industry and Trade Salim Bagus toured the hotel facility.

“We were supposed to open the hotel two months ago, constructed was completed two months ago but we are unable to get the furniture from the People’s Republic of China due to the Coronavirus,” he said.

He said the reopening has been rescheduled to April, 2020.

The hotel, situated close to Civic offices, is one of the few magnificent upmarket hotels in the commercial city.

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Trevor
Trevor
8 months ago

Maybe they should have bought the furniture locally and provide jobs for Malawians.

Chris
Chris
8 months ago
Reply to  Trevor

Really love your idea

Chikoti
Chikoti
8 months ago
Reply to  Trevor

Good idea indeed

Nicolai
Nicolai
8 months ago
Reply to  Trevor

Excellent idea.. however a little ‘off the mark’. When our so-called Parliament building as well as our first 5-star hotel, not to mention numerous lodges and resorts are all Chinese/foreign constructed and/or owned. As for purchasing and therefore supporting local industries for furniture or anything else, it’s simply a matter of quality and capacity. Rather than our government allowing largely unrestricted imports of countless manufactures we should be supporting our local people. This can be furniture, textiles and countless other businesses. There are numerous solid, quality local furniture makers, employing plenty of local Malawians. Regrettably they are mostly unsupported by… Read more »

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