20 volunteers of Samsung C&T employees in Korea participated in the housing construction of Habitat for Humanity Vietnam (Habitat Vietnam) in Phu Cuong commune, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province. From Oct. 27- Nov. 1, the volunteers participated in building homes, with home owners, and concluded the event with an open house event inviting key government officials as well as Samsung C&T Mr. Soon-ho Yang, Habitat Vietnam National Director Ms. Bells Regino-Borja and Habitat for Humanity Korea.
The program is aimed at improving living condition of 90 households living with less than 700,000 Vietnamese Dong a month. Their residences are also in need of improvement for safety and security reasons.
Samsung C&T has been supporting Habitat Vietnams community project in Thai Nguyen through Samsung Village #7 project. This time, the employee-volunteers will be committed to improving the residence of Hoa’s family.
Then later, Samsung C&T will support building housing for another 89 households in the community, with the beneficiaries also participating in the building process. Samsung C&T will also dispatch employees as safety trainers in order to provide safety guideline and training before the building begins.
Another importance is the improvement of hygiene in the community. Samsung Village #7 has vigorously adopted the WASH initiative, which is to raise awareness about water sanitation and hygiene; provide easy access to clean water; build latrines and other water facilities; as well as classify, collect and treat domestic waste in order to build resilience against natural disasters. Under the initiative, 3 latrines and 2 sewage systems will be established, while training about the hygiene will be provided alongside at schools.
“Samsung C&T’s support for Habitat for Humanity Vietnam’s work is emphasized in this opportune time when we are celebrating the World Habitat Day throughout this month of October. It is a chance to highlight our commitment to increase housing quality and affordability for Vietnamese communities. Aside from supporting our housing projects, Samsung C&T joins our partner communities in build homes for the most vulnerable, just like what they are doing this week. We hope that more and more companies will join us in building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter,” National Director of Habitat Vietnam Ms. Bells Regino-Borja shared.
Samsung C&T has partnered with Habitat Vietnam since 2016 through Samsung Village community development projects, aimed at reinforcing strength, stability and self-reliance by building shelters.
Launched in May 2019, Samsung Village #7 aims to benefit around 3,000 people with improved housing conditions and WASH facilities, building community capacity and sensibility on domestic waste management, water and sanitation, and construction safety and techniques. Other notable Samsung villages in Vietnam include Samsung Village #3 in Thai Nguyen and Samsung Village #4 in Ha Tinh.
“We are happy and proud to collaborate with Habitat for Humanity Vietnam in improving the living condition of the Phu Cuong residents,” said Mr. Yang Soon Ho, Director of at Samsung C&T, said. “As with the previous Samsung C&T villages we have built across with Asia, we hope that this project would also build the foundation for the less privileged people to tackle poverty and improve their lives,” he said.