Garment, textile sector creative to fulfill dual tasks

(VOVWORLD) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Tuesday asked the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group to promote its creativity and self-reliance to fulfill the dual task of containing the pandemic and increasing economic growth. 
Garment, textile sector creative to fulfill dual tasks - ảnh 1President Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets representatives of the garment and textile sector, August 3, 2021. (Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA)

Speaking at a meeting with representatives from the garment and textile sector, which employs nearly 3 million workers, President Phuc said they need to be flexible to determine priorities for each period based on the development of the pandemic.

He said the sector needs to implement disease prevention measures while employers should promptly help workers settle any difficulties. He suggested businesses in different localities optimize their capability to maintain the global supply chain and accelerate digital transformation and improve their productivity.

More than 13,000 garment and textile businesses are making efforts to overcome difficulties to maintain production amid the spreading COVID-19 pandemic.

Vietnam has surpassed Bangladesh as the world’s second largest exporter of ready-made garments, according to the World Trade Organization.