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FILE PHOTO: The land of Tesla Gigafactory at a groundbreaking ceremony of Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – State-owned Shanghai Construction Group (SCG) will build the first phase of U.S. electric carmaker Tesla’s factory in Shanghai, a news portal reported on Thursday.
Xu Jiandong, a vice-president at SCG, was quoted by Shanghai Observer as saying that the company would fully cooperate with Tesla to achieve its objectives.
The Shanghai Observer is operated by the Jiefang Daily newspaper, which is in turn run by China’s ruling Communist Party’s Shanghai committee.
Reuters reported in December that several firms, including SCG, were taking part in the bidding.
A Shanghai city government official said on Wednesday that they expect Tesla’s vehicle assembly facility to be completed in May this year.
Reporting by Brenda Goh; Editing by Shreejay Sinha