Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has today (5 December) official opened a new US$80m garment complex in the country.

The ITG-Phong Phu textile and garment complex opened at the Hoa Khanh Industrial zone, central province of Da Nang, after two years of construction.

It has been built through a 60:40 joint venture between US-based ITG Group and Vietnam's Phong Phu Corp.

The complex has fabric, dyeing, washing and completing factories, and a plant named Burlington Solutions Supply Chain City to produce cotton and khaki garments.

In its first phase the complex has an annual capacity of 30m metres of fabric and 8m garment products, with 90% of production for export.

The complex will employ around 2,000 local workers.

By Ngo Tuan.