Procter & Gamble Vietnam Ltd (P&G Vietnam) has broken ground on the Gillette plant at VSIP II park in Tan Uyen district, the southern province of Binh Duong on March 26.

The eight-hectare plant is projected to cost over 100 million USD, applying state-of-the-art technology in razor production to provide products for domestic and regional markets.

Gillette plant is part of the long-term plan on building sustainable facilities to supply P&G products in Vietnamese and Asian markets, said Hatsunori Kiriyama, President of P&G in the Asian-Pacific region.

At the event, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Nam affirmed that P&G Vietnam has made proactive contributions to local socio-economic development in recent years.

He added that the plant is expected to generate high-quality products.

In 2012, P&G injected 80 million USD to enlarge the Pampers Baby Care plant in Ben Cat town in the province.

As one of the first US companies to invest in Vietnam after the two countries normalised their diplomatic relations, P&G has become a leading company in the consumer goods sector.-VNA