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Guangzhou Auto starts building $240 million plant

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Staff Writer | August 27, 2016
Guangzhou Automobile Group started construction of its assembly plant in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Guangzhou Automobile Group
Auto industry   100,000 cars and 1,500 jobs
With an investment of 1.6 billion yuan ($240 million), the plant has a designed annual production capacity of 100,000 cars and will create 1,500 jobs.

Located in the Urumqi economic and technological development zone, the plant is scheduled to begin production of gasoline and electric cars as early as the end of 2017, said Zeng Qinghong, general manager of Guangzhou Automobile Group.

Zeng said the plant will supply western Chinese regions and central Asian countries.

Zhou Yawei, a member of the Standing Committee of the Guangzhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, said the investment answers the central government's call to help Xinjiang's development and push forward the Belt and Road Initiative.