The Nokia mobile phone manufacturing plant in Vietnam has shipped its first batch of goods abroad, according to the plant’s Director General Ivan Herd.

Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) website quoted Ivan Herd as saying that his plant, which is located in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) in northern Bac Ninh province, will be officially inaugurated in September this year.

The factory of the mobile phone giant is designed to have an annual output of 180,000 units, and most of its products will be exported, he said.
“We plan to develop Nokia Vietnam into one of the biggest and most modern plants in the world,” Ivan Herd said.

He also added that the Vietnam-based plant is currently employing 300 workers and expects to recruit thousands more in the future.

The plant, whose construction commenced in April 2012, has a total registered capital of 302 million USD.-VNA