AKB48 has formed a Vietnamese sister group named SGO48.
The group is based in Ho Chi Minh City. Its name comes from the city's colonial name Saigon.
Auditions for the group began in August. 7627 people both domestically and abroad applied to be members. 29 people were selected for the group's final line up.
The first generation members have all signed a contract with YAG Entertainment for their activities.
Dance lesson and vocal training will be the group's immediate focus. A debut date has not been set.