Nguyen Thien Nhan, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, received outgoing Samsung Vietnam General Director Shim Won Hwan and his successor Han Myong-sup on March 11.

At the reception, Nhan highlighted Samsung’s significant contributions to Vietnam through its medium- and long-term investments and scientific research studies, particularly the recent research collaboration with three major universities in Hanoi.

He asked the company to consider providing additional living space for Vietnamese workers and said the front is willing to support Samsung’s operations in the country.

According to the incoming General Director Han Myong-sup, the Samsung Vietnam complex in northern Thai Nguyen province currently employs 42,000 labours.

In March 2015, it plans to construct nine additional dormitories to accommodate workers, he said.-VNA