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Garment makers optimistic for 2013

Update: January, 05/2013 - 09:07

 

Yarn being produced at Ha Nam Texitle Co in Chau Son Industrial Zone. Despite predictions that the domestic economy will continue to face difficulties, garment companies remain optimistic about growth this year. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam
HA NOI (VNS)— Despite predictions that the domestic economy would continue to face difficulties, garment companies remain optimistic about growth this year.

The HCM City-based Century Synthetic Fibre Joint Stock Co (CSF), one of the country's large garment enterprises, recently approved its business plan for 2013, targeting a significant boost in revenue.

"We would strive to make VND1.6 trillion (US$78 million) in revenue this year compared to last year's figure of VND995 billion," CSF chairman Dang Trieu Hoa told online Dau Tu newspaper.

"This year will be an important time for our company as we will put the second phase of our fibre plant in Trang Bang Industrial Zone into operation," he said.

That will help increase our annual production capacity to 35,000 tonnes."

He added that this would increase the company's revenue by VND450 billion ($21.9 million).

Meanwhile, Dong Nai Garment Corp (Donag-amex) has announced that its Dong Phuoc garment factory would open after Tet.

"We will soon import $500,000 worth of equipment to speed up production and fill orders booked up to June ," Donagamex general director Bui The Kich told the newspaper.

Although having high hopes for the company's growth this year, Kich said his company had set a modest goal, expecting to earn only VND75 billion ($3.66 million), VND5 billion more than in 2012.

Last year, Donagamex experienced a 12 per-cent revenue increase to VND70 billion ($3.41 million).

Vice chairwoman of the Viet Nam National Textile and Apparel Association Dang Thi Phuong Dung, said world economic fluctuations forced Viet Nam's garment sector to reduce its export target from $19–19.5 billion down to $17.5 billion.

She said the garment sector successfully fulfilled its set export target thanks to "great efforts" by domestic firms in sharpening competitiveness and lowering production costs.

Garment export earnings in 2012 enjoyed a year-on-year increase of 7–7.5 per cent, a significant effort in the current challenging context, Dung said. — VNS

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