Taiwanese sportswear firm to create 8,000 jobs in Haiti

05 May '17
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Taiwanese sportswear manufacturer Reliable Source Industrial (RSI) is investing $50 million for setting up a new apparel factory in Haiti. The factory, which is likely to get operational by 2017-end or early 2018, will provide employment to 8,000 people. The new factory will come up in Lafito Industrial Free Zone in Cabaret, 20 km north of Port-au-Prince.

The new clothing factory is being set up following an agreement signed in November 2016 between RSI and Lafito Free Zone. RSI will construct six buildings of 10,000 square metres each on 14 hectares land in the zone, Haitian media reports said quoting Lafito Free Zone general manager Georges Sassine.

Lafito Free Zone project, coming up on 37 hectares of land, will also include commercial space, a medical centre and a residential area. The free zone is part of the larger Lafito project site on over 400 hectares, which includes a 25 MW power station to be managed by Seaboard Corporation.

RSI manufactures sportswear and swimwear apparel through owned and audited plants in China, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan. For over 40 years, the company has been manufacturing garments using functional fabrics such as lycra, spandex, high stretch spandex, and tricot. According to the company’s website, its management believes that significant capital investment is critical to the production of the high quality products and reflects its strong commitment to innovation. (RKS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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