Volkswagen China plant to start production in 2007


FRANKFURT, May 26 (Reuters) - German carmaker Volkswagen said on Thursday an engine plant it is building in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian will begin production in 2007. The first phase of the plant, which is being built with Chinese vehicle maker and partner First Automotive Works, will need investment of 150 million euros ($188.5 million) and will have capacity for 150,000 engines a year. The plant will eventually employ 700 staff, Volkswagen said.

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