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Vietnam leads rapid recovery in Southeast Asian supply chains

Auto component makers ramp up output as Hanoi eases pandemic restrictions

Workers assemble cars in VinFast's factory in Hai Phong City, Vietnam. Production in the country is returning to normal as the pandemic ebbs.    © Reuters

HANOI/SINGAPORE -- As coronavirus cases fall dramatically across Southeast Asia, supply chains in the region are racing to recover to full strength after months of factory stoppages and production cuts.

Vietnam in particular is seeing a rapid return to normality as Hanoi finally eases restrictions. About 200 factories in the country contracted to make sportswear for Nike have resumed operations, according to local media reports.

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