Work has got underway on a new $40 million shoe factory that will create up to 15,000 new jobs and churn out around 14.4 million pairs of Reebok sports trainers a year. Up to 80 per cent of the output from the plant at the Nhon Trach 1 Industrial Park in Dong Nai Province will be for export. The first four production lines will begin to roll in the next few weeks and building work should be finished by March 2003.