Samsung Electronics builds toilets for Bac Giang schools

Thursday, Feb 08, 2018 16:48

Samsung Electronics Viet Nam inaugurated the construction of standard toilets completed with water purification systems in the northern province of Bac Giang. — Photo courtesy of Samsung

Samsung Electronics Viet Nam has funded the construction of standard toilets completed with water purification systems for 26 elementary and secondary schools in the northern province of Bac Giang.

The facilities, which will benefit more than 13,100 students, were handed over to the beneficiary schools in a ceremony at Le Hong Phong primary school in Bac Giang City on Wednesday.

The project was implemented from October 2017 in eight local districts at a total cost of over VND6 billion (US$264,600).

Speaking at the ceremony, general director of Samsung Electronics Viet Nam Shin Won-Hwan said the project aimed to create a clean and safe environment for students, ensuring the best conditions for them to grow.

The vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Lai Thanh Son said the project helps raise awareness of students, parents and teachers about good hygienic habits.

He wished that the South Korea Embassy in Viet Nam, the Samsung Electronics Viet Nam and the non-governmental organisation Korea Food for the Hungry International (KFHI) would continue supporting and investing in the province in the future.

Bac Giang has been providing a large workforce for nearby provinces, most of who work at Samsung Electronics Viet Nam in Bac Ninh (SEV) and Samsung Electronics Viet Nam in Thai Nguyen (SEVT). The total number of employees from Bac Giang working at these two factories of Samsung is about 29,400, taking over more than 19 per cent total number of Samsung’s workforce in Viet Nam. Investing to develop infrastructure of education industry in Bac Giang has been one of the noble acts to honour local citizens and the Bac Giang Province.

Besides, Samsung Viet Nam began to provide scholarships for 200 outstanding students in Bac Giang since 2017 by collaborating with Hoi Khuyen Hoc Bac Giang. — VNS

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