This year, workers of garment and textile firms have had longer Tet holidays than previous years. The Day of the God of Wealth is considered as a lucky day so most companies choose this day to reopen their businesses. At this time, workers also have fully returned to work after going back to their hometown for Tet holidays.
At Thanh Dat Trading Garment Company, which mainly makes clothes for export to the EU, the US and Japan markets, workers were exciting and ready for work since 7 a.m. The company’s director said that the company had lots of orders this year so it would seek every way to increase their workers’ income to around VND10 million per capita per month.
More than one hundred workers of Loc Nhung Xanh Trading and Garment Company had already been presented at the company before the opening time. Mr. Nguyen Van Thang, the company’s director, said that his company has signed contracts until October this year and some orders are on the table. Generally, orders are rather abundant this year, thus the company merely has to focus on improving administration and productivity so as to achieve the best result.
At Hung Thinh freezing workshop of Saigon Aquatic Products Trading Joint Stock Company, several workers were working eagerly to prepare for the company’s first export order after the lunar New Year. The company’s first orders include 20 tons of red tilapia fish, 8,000 liters of fish sauce and 100 boxes of fried shallots which will be exported to South Korea and 8 tons of giant freshwater prawns and 10 tons of red tilapia fish to the Netherlands.
Beside red tilapia fish, fish sauce has had export code to the European market. Currently, the company has five more new customers who are expected to help the company to achieve a growth of 120 percent. In addition, the company is in the progress of testing two new products at Australian market which will be a potential market of the company in the future.
With sales of nearly US$3 million from the South Korean market, the company is aiming for North Korean market, said the company’s CEO Truong Tien Dung.