Shenzhen govt-owned firm steps in to complete four Evergrande projects

Shenzhen govt-owned firm steps in to complete four Evergrande projects
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HONG KONG/BEIJING (Sept 27): Embattled China Evergrande Group is working with a real estate investment and operations firm owned by the Shenzhen government to complete four property developments in the tech hub, the two companies said.

They said in a joint statement posted on the WeChat account of Evergrande's Shenzhen unit on Monday (Sept 26) that as instructed by the authorities, Evergrande had introduced Shenzhen Longgang Ancheng Investment Operation Co Ltd into the four developments situated in the Longgang district.

The state-owned firm will help with the project construction to ensure delivery of homes to buyers, they said.

Evergrande chairman Hui Ka Yan said earlier this month construction of all projects across the country will resume by the end of September, updating an earlier timeline that was not met.

Struggling with more than US$300 billion (RM1.38 trillion) of liabilities, Evergrande was forced to suspend construction of many projects late last year. As of mid-September, 38 of 706 projects in China had not resumed construction, the company said this month.