DONG NAI PROVINCE, Vietnam, 08 December 2023 – For the fifth consecutive collaboration in Vietnam, Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and Samsung C&T Corporation Engineering & Construction Group (‘Samsung C&T’) unite to improve low-income communities in Dong Nai Province. The Samsung Village 11 project launch ceremony in Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai Province, brought together representatives from various levels of the People’s Committee, the Project Management Board, the Commune Women’s Union, and community members.
Implemented by Habitat Vietnam with funding from Samsung C&T Corporation and in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Korea, Samsung Village 11 is dedicated to enhancing living conditions, health, and settlement through the provision of affordable, safe, and disability-inclusive housing, clean water, and adequate sanitation in Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai Province.
Mr. Lee Dong Bo(Nhon Trach 3&4 Power Plant Project Management, Vietnam), representing Samsung C&T, addressed, “Since the launch of the Samsung Village No. 1 project in Indonesia in 2013, Samsung C&T has been working on projects to improve the residential environment in 10 villages in 4 countries, including the No. 10 project in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, and has been rewarded by joint participation and exchanges with local residents. Today, we are excited to start the new project No. 11 in Dong Nai Province, In the future, Samsung C&T will continue to create a livable environment for local residents.”
Samsung Village 11 extends the successes of previous Samsung Village projects in Ha Tinh Province and Thai Nguyen Province, which improved housing conditions and access to water, hygiene, and sanitation for 3,928 individuals. Beyond improving shelter, water, and sanitation access for marginalized households, this project empowers communities to proactively design and implement initiatives that contribute to advancing their living conditions through the Participatory Approach to Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA).
Ms. Maricelle Regino-Borja, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Vietnam, emphasized the significance of inclusivity, stating, “Habitat Vietnam recognizes that vulnerable individuals, especially those with disabilities, often encounter challenges in accessing basic services or feeling excluded in their own homes. This project with Samsung C&T and Habitat Korea helps us continue scaling up our partnerships with the Vietnamese government and local communities to advance inclusive housing. The launch timely highlights our celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and our effort in promoting disability-inclusive housing policy.”
Over the next 15 months, Habitat Vietnam and Samsung C&T are committed to supporting 38 households, including those with people with disabilities. The support includes constructing and renovating houses, providing safe water and sanitation facilities to 120 individuals, and enhancing communal facilities, including constructing or upgrading a toilet for a local school./.