Facebook’s new-generation Oculus Rift S VR headset. Photo oculus.com
HÀ NỘI — Facebook will manufacture its new-generation Oculus Rift S VR headsets in Việt Nam and is actively seeking partners to churn out other products in the country.
Facebook representatives announced the news during a working session with head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyễn Văn Bình on Monday.
According to Facebook’s Asia-Pacific Vice President of Public Policy Simon Miller, this move marked an important step in Facebook’s investment commitment in Việt Nam. It was also part of the group’s efforts to diversify production facilities in the global supply chain.
Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyễn Văn Bình praised Facebook’s move to expand its production in Việt Nam, saying that he also welcomed the group’s contributions to digital ecosystem building in the Southeast Asian country.
Bình said that Việt Nam always creates the most favourable conditions for foreign enterprises, including Facebook, to do business in Việt Nam.
He also asked Facebook to work closely with Việt Nam’s authorities in removing malicious information, improving protection of users’ personal information and contributing to ensure network security and healthy cyberspace.
Việt Nam was seventh among the countries with the highest number of Facebook users as of July 2019, according to Statista – a Germany-based provider of market and consumer data.
The number of Facebook users in Việt Nam is expected to reach 45.3 million in 2019, indicating an increase from 41.7 million in 2017, Statista said. — VNS