July 12: Work has started on yet another beverage can plant in Vietnam where growth in the brewing and soft drinks businesses is one of the fastest in South East Asia.
The US$43 million investment by Sabeco-Song Lam Nghe An Packaging Joint Stock Company means that by the end of 2008 there will be seven DWI can manufacturing plants in Vietnam. Towards the end of 2006 there were two being operated by Crown Asia Pacific, at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Ciry. Since then projects to build four plants around Ho Chi Minh City in the south and one in the north have been announced.

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