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Garment makers see bright future for exports

Update: February, 27/2013 - 07:29

HA NOI (VNS)— Local garment and textile businesses felt excited in the first two months of 2013 as orders from abroad came in droves.

Experts predicted that the garment and textile sector will maintain its growth rate of 12-15 per cent to pocket around US$19.3 billion in export turnover this year.

For the goal, the sector needs a large workforce, senior advisor to the Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) Le Quoc An said, suggesting the employment of additional 200,000 workers.

In 2012, the sector kept topping the country's export list, raking in $17.2 billion, a year-on-year rise of 8.5 per cent.

The sector aims to continue being the country's spearhead hard currency earner in at least 10 years.-VNS

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