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Shenzhen State Firm to Help Finish Four Evergrande Projects

Evergrande has “introduced” Shenzhen Longgang Ancheng Investment Operation to four developments in Longgang district, to help ensure delivery of homes to buyers

A Shenzhen state firm is set to complete four China Evergrande projects, the two companies said on Tuesday.
A partially removed company logo of China Evergrande Group is seen on the facade of its headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. Photo: Reuters.


China Evergrande Group – the world’s most indebted developer – 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 that as instructed by the authorities, Evergrande has introduced Shenzhen Longgang Ancheng Investment Operation Co Ltd into 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 $300 billion of liabilities, Evergrande was forced to suspend construction at many projects late last year. As of mid-September, 38 of 706 projects in China had reportedly not resumed construction, the company said this month.

Meanwhile, in related news, Chinese real estate developer Shanghai Shimao Co said the repayment of a 1 billion yuan bond due on October 21 was uncertain.

The developer said it will negotiate with bondholders to reach an agreement on the repayment of the bond, it said in a statement on Tuesday.


  • Reuters with additional editing by Jim Pollard




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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.


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