Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and Samsung launch new project to improve living conditions and disaster resilience for communities

HA TINH, Vietnam, 14 October 2022 – Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and Samsung C&T partner for the fourth time in Vietnam to support vulnerable communities in the Central region.  A launch ceremony was held for the Samsung Village #10 project in Ky Tho commune, Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh. The ceremony received representatives from Ha Tinh Department of Foreign Affairs, the People’s Committee at different levels, the Project Management Board, the Commune Women’s Union, and community representatives.

This project is implemented by Habitat Vietnam with funding from Samsung C&T Corporation and in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Korea. Samsung village #10 embarks on a mission to improve the quality of life of vulnerable households through housing, water and sanitation (WASH) facilities provision and community-based disaster risk reduction initiatives in three communes of Ky Van, Ky Tho, and Ky Hai, in Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh province.

Mr. Lee Dong-bo – Nhon Trach 3&4 Power Plant Project Management, Samsung C&T addressed, “I am delighted to be working with Habitat for Humanity to improve the living environment of Ky Anh residents in Ha Tinh Province. In Vietnam, Samsung Village #4 was completed in Cam Xuyen, Ha tinh Province in 2018, contributing to the development of the village as well as individuals. Now, for a better future of the communes in Ky Anh district, we are starting a new Samsung Village #10 project. I hope this Samsung Village will be a big step towards making it a good place to live for the Ky Anh residents”.

This project is built on the successes of the previous Samsung Village projects, where 345 low-income families gained access to improved housing conditions and access to water, hygiene and sanitation. Besides enhancing access to safe shelter, water, and sanitation facilities for marginalized households, Samsung Village #10 is enabling communities to increase their capacity and preparedness against disasters and climate change adaptation through the application of the participatory approach to safe shelter awareness (PASSA).

Ms. Maricelle Regino-Borja – National Director of Habitat for Humanity Vietnam, emphasized “Habitat Vietnam recognizes that vulnerable people, particularly those living in inadequate housing, are facing the impacts of our changing climate. The determination of Vietnamese families to overcome challenges continues to inspire us to help empower more communities in taking ownership of their preparedness and resilience.  This project with Samsung C&T and Habitat Korea helps us in continuing to scale up our partnerships with the Vietnamese government and local communities to advance risk reduction. The launch timely highlights our celebration of the World Habitat Day this October by raising awareness and mobilizing stakeholders to act on the global housing crisis.”

During the 18 months of the project, Habitat Vietnam and Samsung C&T commit to partnering and supporting 54 households through building and renovating houses, 184 people through safe water and sanitation facilities, and equipping 450 students with WASH facilities and smart libraries. Capacity building of over 1.360 community members and local officials disaster preparedness, safe housing, and WASH.


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