A joint venture between a Vietnamese brewery and two foreign companies opened a glass container manufacturing plant on Feb. 6 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

O-I BJC Glass Vietnam, a 47 million USD venture between Owen Illinois of the US, Berli Jucker Corp of Thailand, and the Sai Gon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corp, will initially produce about 75,000 tonnes of mainly returnable glass containers annually for use in the food, drink, and pharmaceutical industries.

The plant, situated in the My Xuan A Industrial Park and with 450 workers, replaces a former production facility in HCM City's District 4 which was closed as part of the city's urban development plans./.