June 21, 2020 / 12:07 AM / 2 months ago

Huawei to receive planning permission to build 400-million-pound facility in UK: The Times

FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

(Reuters) - Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is expected to receive planning permission this week to build a 400-million-pound ($494.24-million) research and development centre in Britain’s Sawston village, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

The facility, 7 miles (11 km) from Cambridge, will be built for researching and developing chips for use in broadband, according to the report.

The South Cambridgeshire District Council has been advised to approve the company's application in full, the newspaper reported bit.ly/318svCG.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

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