US-based thread maker A&E is planning to build a VND200bn (US$12.5m) textile and dyeing plant in Tien Giang province, southern Vietnam.

The plans were announced by an A&E official visiting the region, and are pending approval by local government.

A&E would rent a 3.5 hectare land plot at Tan Huong industrial zone to build the plant. To ensure it is environmentally friendly, the group plans to build a waste treatment plant there too.

Garment companies like Viet Tien garment, Thanh Cong Garment have already set up operations in Tien Giang.

By Ngo Tuan.