Bhubaneswar, Dec 1:

Aditya Birla Retail and Fashion Ltd (ABFRL) will set up an apparel manufacturing unit in Odisha with a capacity of 2.5 million pieces per annum, said a statement on Thursday.

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Laying the foundation stone for the unit on Thursday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Thursday lauded the Aditya Birla Group for this initiative.

“We are proud to bring the manufacturing of apparels for our premium brands like Louis Phillips, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England, to Odisha as a part of the Make in Odisha initiative,” said Ashish Dikshit, the Business Head of ABFRL.

“This is our first manufacturing unit outside Bangalore region. Our unit will have the capacity of 2.5 million pieces per annum and generate employment for about 1,600 people, most of whom will be women,” he added. (IANS)