HCMC Party Chief approves garment project in Can Gio district

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang yesterday agreed to a project of garment and fiber plant invested by Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex).

A Vinatex leader reports the project to Secretary Dinh La Thang (Photo: SGGP)

Vinatex’s plant is just a short term solution to provide locals jobs contributing to the district’s development.

Secretary Dinh La Thang said that the poor accounts for 44 percent of households in Can Gio. Especially, more than 60 percent of households in two communes are needy.

Can Gio has a world biosphere reserve, however locals cannot just look after the reserve to escape poverty. They must have economical employment, prompting the district’s economic structure to change into tourist and service.

Secretary Thang required Vinatex and Can Gio to work together and quickly complete procedures to implement the project. Related agencies should do statistics on human resource and encourage local citizens to attend in the project.

They should pay attention to planting trees, building amusement areas for workers, providing clean water and improving traffic infrastructure for citizens surrounding the project.

Mr. Thang proposed the city’s People’s Committee to consider taking the project into the city’s demand stimulation program to encourage businesses to invest in the district.

Vinatex director general Le Tien Truong said that they will conduct surveys on citizens’ expectations in the project’s area before starting construction. The plant is an environmentally friendly project expected to lure 1,500-2,000 workers.  Can Gio citizens will have a priority to work in the plant if they want.

By Hong Hiep – Translated by Hai Mien

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