Ho Chi Minh City plans to relocate apparel factories


Ho Chi Minh City has just compiled a master plan for developing the city’s textile and clothing garment industry to 2020 with a vision to 2030, reports the Saigon Times Daily.

Under the plan, the local government aims to relocate apparel factories to neighbouring localities while turning the city into a fashion design hub.

The city’s apparel output is estimated to increase by 53m products by the end of next year, equivalent to the combined average output of 17 clothing factories.

After 2020, apparel factories will be located in industrial zones and other provinces with sufficient labour supply. Meanwhile, garment companies in the city will be solely responsible for design and export-import operations.

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