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Water risk management needed in Vietnam apparel sector: World Wildlife Fund

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

04-December-2018  |  1 min read

Garment industry in Vietnam
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The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently launched a water risk report for Vietnam’s textile and apparel sector.

They also launched a tool for gauging water risks in the Mekong region, Ho Chi Minh City.

Van Ngoc Thinh, Country Director, WWF, said that since the country’s apparel and textile industry relies heavily on water and energy for production, lot of initiatives are necessary to enhance its sustainable development.

He also added that focus on sustainable development would further enhance Vietnam’s economy and also give a direction to safeguard environment.

The report “Textile and Garment Sector in Vietnam: Water Risks and Solutions” highlights 12 WWF recommendations to promote links among relevant agencies of the sector while focusing on improving water resources and sustainable energy use.

According to some research results, investment needs to be encouraged in waste-water treatment with more financial assistance to the factories and industrial parks in the same regard.

It is interesting to note that Vietnam is the fourth largest textile exporting country in the world following China, India and Bangladesh.