FedEx to invest US$1.5 billion in France to double capacity at Roissy airport

FedEx to invest US$1.5 billion in France to double capacity at Roissy airport

PARIS: Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Tuesday it would invest 1.4 billion euros to double the capacity of its logistics activities at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in the Paris suburb of Roissy.The initial investment by the U.S-listed firm will amount to 200 million euros for the extension of its facility in Roissy, the remaining 1.2 billion euros representing the guaranteed total amount of rent over 30 years.Under the plan, the U.S. group plans to open a new package sorting facility in 2019, creating between 200 and 400 jobs, according to a document handed out during a visit by President Francois Hollande.”The opening of this facility is an additional sign of France’s attractiveness,” Hollande said.”With the decision by Britons to leave the European Union, it should lead us to attract even more investments,” he added.The extra 25,000…

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