(Yicai Global) Feb. 12 -- Tongwei Group's stock price jumped to a nearly nine-month high after the agricultural feed firm said it plans to build a CNY20 billion (USD2.9 billion) solar cell manufacturing plant in its southwestern hometown Chengdu.
Tongwei's stock price [SHA:600438] rose by the daily limit of 10 percent to CNY16.39 (USD2.35) today with a market cap of CNY50.1 billion (USD7.2 billion).
The company aims to reach a total capacity of 30 gigawatts within three to five years, it said in a statement yesterday. Construction begins in March with an initial investment of CNY4 billion. A local government will provide CNY6 billion for the project.
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