The Kyocera Mita group of Japan hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 3 for a laser printer production plant in the northern port city of Hai Phong.

Covering an area of 20 hectares at the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park , the plant is built with a total initial investment of 187.5 million USD, the largest FDI project for the recent five years in Hai Phong. It is scheduled to begin operation in October, 2012 with about 1,000 workers.

Once operating, the plant is expected to contribute to training human resources through cooperative activities with education and training centres in Hai Phong city.

Kyocera Mita of Japan specialises in manufacturing and marketing multifunctional office products and laser printers as well as a range of imaging products.

The group operates in 31 countries with about 15,000 staff and annual turnover is around 3 billion USD./.