Nike manufacturers in Vietnam resume operations

By Dat Nguyen   November 2, 2021 | 08:16 pm PT
Nike manufacturers in Vietnam resume operations
The Nike swoosh logo is seen outside the store on 5th Ave in New York, New York, U.S., March 19, 2019. Photo by Reuters/Carlo Allegri
Nearly 200 Vietnamese contract manufacturers for Nike have resumed production after a period of suspension due to Covid-19, a company executive told Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

Nike is committed to further investing and expanding in Vietnam, the company’s chief sustainability officer, Noel Kinder, told the PM Tuesday at a meeting on the sidelines of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in the U.K.

The fourth wave of Covid, which began at the end of April, forced factories, especially in the south, to restrict production and impose stringent curbs to contain its spread.

On October 1, HCMC allowed most commercial and business activities to resume as rapidly increasing vaccination rates helped bring the outbreak under control.

Vietnam’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) surpassed the 50-point threshold in October after four months of decline, indicating expansion in manufacturing.

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