Japan-based protection garment manufacturer Able Yamauchi has began building a new garment plant in Vietnam.

The plant, at Phu Tai Industiral Zone in Central province of Binh Dinh, is costing US$1m.

The new plant, named Able Vietnam, will produce labour protective and fire-fighting garments that will be exported to Japan, Canada and US.

After the second phase of construction, products will also include Aramid fibre, chemicals and other materials for local textile and garment production.

Able Vietnam has capacity of 500,000 sets of labour protection suits per year and once coming into official operation in June 2008, will employ 300 local workers. 

By Ngo Tuan.