Honda Vietnam resumes automobile, bike production from April 23
Honda Vietnam announced on late April 22 that it will resume the production of automobiles and motorbikes from April 23 after 22 days of suspension to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assembling motorbikes at Honda Vietnam
Nguyen Huy Trung, head of the External Relations Division of Honda Vietnam, said that the resumption is carried out as the pandemic is well controlled in Vietnam with no new cases reported in the last six days.
Honda Vietnam commits to ensuring the health and safety of its staff and workers, he added.
Earlier, the company twice announced to suspend the manufacturing of cars and motorbikes, with the first one from April 1-15 and the second from April 15-22 due to the complicated developments of the disease.
Despite the pandemic, its automobile sales reached 1,968 units, up 40 percent against the previous month, and motorbike sales reached 157,984 units, down 3 percent.
In the month, Honda Vietnam exported 19,739 automobiles to different markets./.
Honda Vietnam (HVN) has become the fourth automaker in Vietnam to suspend production and assembly of cars and motorbikes over the concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the motorbike registration fee has increased, consumers have become hesitant to buy new motorbikes.
Motorbikes that are equipped with high technology and capable of communicating with people via smartphone are available in Vietnam.