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Google to spend further 1 billion euros to build Dutch data centers

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc.'s Google said on Monday it will invest an additional 1 billion euros ($1.14 billion) to build data centers in the Netherlands, including a new facility in Middenmeer.

The company had previously said it is spending 1.5 billion euros to build and then expand a data center currently under construction in Eemshaven, Netherlands.

On a call with reporters, Joe Kava, Google's chief of data centers, said the two sites will employ around 500 people once they are built.

($1 = 0.8784 euros)

(Reporting by Toby Sterling, editing by Deepa Babington)