Hong Kong based apparel group Must Garment Corp is to expand its operations in Bahrain with a new facility at the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP).

The company's MRS Fashions unit is to lease a 9,500 square metre building at the park's Baytik Industrial Oasis, which will employ around 600 people and lift its production to more than 8m garments a year.

MRS has had an operation at Riffa in Bahrain since 2000, where its 1,500 workers manufacture apparel for export to international fashion retailers.

Harinder BS Lamba, executive director of MRS Fashions, says the location is "strategically difficult to better anywhere in the region."

Baytik Industrial Oasis Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House Bahrain.