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Chinese Smartphone Company Vivo to Set Up Manufacturing Plant in Pakistan


By Our Web Desk

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is planning to set up a manufacturing facility in Pakistan, Pakistan Minister for industries and Production Hammad Azhar said Wednesday.

The smartphone company has already purchased the land for its manufacturing plant, Azhar said in a tweet.

He said the deployment of DIRBS (Device Identification Registration and Blocking System) had curbed smuggling of phones in Pakistan. “It was followed up by [the] Mobile Manufacturing Policy.”

On November 28, top VIVO officials had signed an agreement to set up the smartphone manufacturing plant in Faisalabad.

The company will initially invest $10 million in Pakistan, according to the agreement.