Metro Cash & Carry opens wholesale centre
QUANG NINH — Metro Cash & Carry opened a new wholesale centre in Ha Long City in the northern province of Quang Ninh yesterday.
Located on 2.3 hectares with a total sales floor of 5,600 square metres in Ha Tu Ward, Metro Ha Long Centre caters for businesses like hotels, restaurants, small- and medium-sized retailers, service companies and offices.
With an investment of US$20.7 million, the new centre sells a variety of 25,000 food and non-food products. This is Metro's 15th wholesale centre in Viet Nam.
US company breaks ground on new plant
HCM CITY — The US-based electronic manufacturing services provider Jabil Viet Nam Co. Ltd. began construction of a new plant in Saigon Hi-Tech Park in HCM City's District 9 yesterday.
The 2.5-hectare plant with an investment of US$70 million will assemble electronics products to export to the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific markets, including office equipment, computers, printers and communication and medical equipment.
It is expected to be put into operation in 2013, with an annual turnover target of US$200 million in the first year of operation. It will employ 2,000 employees.
VN businesses seek to export Halal products
KUALA LAMPUR — The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia and the Chinese Chambers of Industry and Commerce of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor jointly organised a seminar to boost trade in Halal products, which are manufactured under Islamic law, in the Malaysian capital city Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
The event offered a chance for Vietnamese businesses to get an insight into regulations and criteria for the certification of Halal products issued by Malaysia. — VNS