Apparel manufacturer Viet Tien plans to invest US$5.28 million this year on expanding its production facilities, and is hoping to increase sales to non-quota markets as well.

General director Nguyen Dinh Truong told the Vietnam News Agency that the company would focus on renewing equipment, building workshops and implementing sales promotions in Vietnam and abroad.
He also said Viet Tien wants EU sales to account for 20 per cent of its total exports from 15 per cent last year; and Asia to increase to 25 per cent from 17 per cent.
The company's export target for this year is US$138 million, up 15 per cent on 2003.
Established in 1976, Viet Tien has 17 factories and 16,700 employees.