Facebook to produce Oculus Rift S VR headsets in VN

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019 17:51

Facebook's new-generation Oculus Rift S VR headset. — Photo oculus.com

Facebook will manufacture its new-generation Oculus Rift S VR headsets in Viet 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 Nguyen Van Binh 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 Viet 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 Nguyen Van Binh praised Facebook’s move to expand its production in Viet Nam, saying that he also welcomed the group’s contributions to digital ecosystem building in the Southeast Asian country.

Binh said that Viet Nam always creates the most favourable conditions for foreign enterprises, including Facebook, to do business in Viet Nam.

He also asked Facebook to work closely with Viet Nam’s authorities in removing malicious information, improving protection of users’ personal information and contributing to ensure network security and healthy cyberspace.

Viet 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 Viet Nam is expected to reach 45.3 million in 2019, indicating an increase from 41.7 million in 2017, Statista said. — VNS

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