Industry officials in Vietnam have announced that they expect to export around $10.8bn worth of industrial products during 2001. The bulk of exports from the country will be made up of $2.3bn worth of garments and $1.9bn worth of footwear. Industry ministers have put a number of measures into operation to realise these targets including completing its privatisation programme, increasing the availability and use of technology in production and speeding up projects on developing production.