Korean factory coming to Soc Trang

Leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang had a working session yesterday with representatives of Youngone Corporation from the Republic of Korea on the production and recruitment plan for its garment factory. — VNS Photo

Leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang had a working session yesterday with representatives of Youngone Corporation from the Republic of Korea on the production and recruitment plan for its garment factory.

Under its plan, Youngone will build a factory covering 15ha at An Nghiep Industrial Zone in An Hiep Commune, Chau Thanh District. The project is expected to be put into operation in March 2018, employing 8,000 people.

Yonguk Lee, Project Director of the firm, said the corporation runs three factories in the northern provinces of Nam Dinh, Bac Giang and Hung Yen, employing more than 11,000 workers.

The firm wishes to contribute to Soc Trang’s development and create jobs for locals through the project, Lee said, adding that a workshop in Minh Chau residential area in Soc Trang City, is scheduled to become operational on September 20 and generate some 500 jobs.

The enterprise is also providing Soc Trang City and Chau Thanh District with 100 sewing machines for training courses for local workers, he said.

Addressing the working session, Vice Chairman of the Soc Trang People’s Committee Le Thanh Tri said the province will create optimal conditions for the factory.

He also pledged to work with the corporation in planning housing for workers, while assisting the firm in removing obstacles during the project implementation. — VNS



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