Reliance to help revive Vietnamese polyester fibre plant


Reliance Industries of India is to co-operate with the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) to restart the Dinh Vu polyester fibre plant located in the northern Vietnamese city of Haiphong.

The plant is a joint venture between PetroVietnam and the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex).

In August, the plant’s operator PetroVietnam Petrochemical and Textile Fiber (PVTex), PetroVietnam and the Indian partner held a working session to discuss co-operation plans, reaching a compromise about Reliance’s role in the plant.

The factory had earlier been threatened with bankruptcy if foreign investors could not be found to revive the plant’s operations.

As a result, Reliance will provide personnel for maintenance, material supply and sales operations. PetroVietnam has also suggested that Reliance buys PVTex’s stake, but no official information on this has been announced.

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