At the event (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Hanoi Textile & Garment Industry Expo (HanoiTex) 2018 opened in the capital city on September 19, attracting nearly 120 exhibitors from 12 countries and territories. Co-hosted by the Hong Kong’s CP Exhibition Company and the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group, the event lured firms from China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, China (Taiwan), Thailand and Vietnam on a site of over 6,000 sq.m. On display are patterned, dyed, high-tech and micro-fibre fabrics, anti-dry weaving materials, and machinery used in sewing, weaving, embroidery, dyeing chemicals and many other materials. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung said this year, the Vietnamese textile and garment sector shifts production from cut-make-trim (CMT) to free on board (FOB), original design manufacture (ODM) and original brand manufacture (OBM) with the aim of bringing … [Read more...] about Hanoi Textile & Garment Industry Expo 2018 opens
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An automatic fabric cutting machine on display at the expo. - VNA/VNS Photo Trần ViệtViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội Textile & Garment Industry – Fabric & Garment Accessories (Hanoitex 2018) opened on Wednesday in Hà Nội. The three-day expo co-organised by the Việt Nam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) and CP Exhibition Hong Kong has attracted more than 100 companies and suppliers from 15 countries and territories such as China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Italia, Taiwan and Malaysia. The expo is showcasing modern machinery, equipment, chemicals and the latest technologies in the textile and garment industry. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quốc Hưng said that the Fourth Industrial Revolution was having significant impacts on the textile and garment industry, and urged companies to make changes and invest in new technologies and staff. Hanoitex 2018 is an … [Read more...] about Textile, garment industry expo opens in Hà Nội
VietNamNet Bridge - Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the HCMC Center for Human Resources Forecasting and Labor Market Information, cited an ILO report as saying that the risk of losing jobs has increased in the 4.0 industrial revolution era. The risk of losing jobs has increased in the 4.0 industry revolution era Vietnam has been warned that 5 million jobs may be lost by 2020 as it has a 3.79/10 score for the quality of the labor force, ranked 11th out of 12 countries in Asia, and a 4.3/10 score in human resources competitiveness index. Other indicators for Vietnamese workers are also low. Only 20.3 percent of Vietnamese workers had training or degrees/certificates in 2015. Vietnamese are weak at soft skills, such as foreign language, IT, teamwork, communication, and professional ethics. The ILO report also pointed out that 86 percent of workers in the textile & garment industry in Vietnam, 64 percent in Indonesia and 88 percent in Cambodia will face the risk of … [Read more...] about Will 5 million jobs in Vietnam be lost in the 4.0 industrial revolution?
HCM CITY — A conference on Vietnamese women’s role in the fourth industrial revolution held in HCM City on Tuesday highlighted the need for female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and overcome entrenched barriers such as gender disparities and lack of leadership roles. Lê Quốc Cường, the deputy director of the city’s Department of Information and Communications, said that women-led businesses played an important role in the economy and that it was critical to support women entrepreneurs who make great contributions to the country’s development. Nguyễn Thế Hưng, deputy director of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (VCCI) HCM City chapter, said Việt Nam now had about 200,000 women-owned enterprises. “The fourth industrial revolution comes with many opportunities and challenges for Vietnamese women in business and brings benefits for everyone,” he said. Labour demand, for … [Read more...] about Women highlighted in Industry 4.0
HCM CITY — Some 300-400 engineers are needed every year by the yarn, fabric and dyeing sectors while universities supply only around 30, experts said. Besides, according to Hoàng Xuân Hiệp, principal of the Hà Nội Industrial Garment and Textile University, trained workers only account for around 25 per cent of the workers in the sector. Again there is a training shortfall. For instance, 11 schools in HCM City offer training in textile and garment-related skills and produce 1,900 graduates a year, but demand in the city runs into several thousands. Hiệp said the remaining 75 per cent of workers in the sector are not trained or are trained for less than three months. “That is a great challenge to the textile and garment industry in meeting the requirements of productivity, quality and fashion trends.” Fashion designers are not capable of designing and overseeing production on a large scale they are trained mostly in small-scale … [Read more...] about Textile industry in the throes of change brought by automation