Woodworkers to train in Vietnam

2011-03-21 00:00

THE uMshwathi Municipality is sending 22 aspiring young woodworkers to Vietnam for three months’ training, aimed at adding value to the local timber industry and creating jobs in KwaZulu-Natal.

The municipality’s dealings with Vietnamese corporations will also see the start of a wood and wooden products processing plant in the industrial park of the municipality.

The municipality’s spokesperson, Bheki Zondi, said the group will spend three months in Vietnam to train in areas that will enable them to operate a production line in a furniture manufacturing plant.

Zondi said the training programme is the result of a memorandum of understanding between the municipality and Truong Thanh Furniture Corporation in Vietnam.

The Mayor of uMshwathi Municipality, councillor B.M. Gwala, visited Vietnam in 2007 to attract investment in the local municipality.

His negotiations centred on securing co-operation in which the corporations would assist in the areas of wooden products, imports and exports.

Gwala said similar initiatives are expected to follow as the municipality continues to broker relations with the Vietnamese government and companies.

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