The inauguration ceremony of the Bao Minh weaving factory in Nam Dinh province on October 30 The factory, covering over 100,000sq.m, is designed to produce over 35 million metres of fabric each year – 70% of which will be yarn-dyed, earning VND1.1 trillion (US$47.3 million) in the 2018-2020 period and VND2.1 trillion (US$90.3 million) from 2020. There are many pieces of high technology equipment that are new in Vietnam, including the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, to be used at the factory. According to Tran Dang Tuong, General Director of Bao Minh Company, the firm has invested more than VND80 billion to build 160 apartments for 700 workers to live in for free. Addressing the launching ceremony, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh said that the operation of the factory will help deal with problems in Vietnam’s apparel sector in terms of the development gap between sewing and waving-dying processes. He expressed his hope that the factory will become the leading woven fabric factory in Vietnam, while ensuring the firm’s social responsibilities.