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Work begins on Samsung's largest cell phone factory

Update: March, 26/2013 - 09:19
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on March 25 attended a ceremony of the Samsung group to begin construction of a 3.2 billion USD high-tech complex in the northern province of Thai Nguyen.—VNA/VNS photo
THAI NGUYEN (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday applauded Samsung's decision to expand operations in Viet Nam, adding that it would contribute to the strategic partnership between Viet Nam and South Korea.

He was attending the Samsung Group's ground-breaking event for the construction of a US$3.2 billion high-tech complex in the northern province of Thai Nguyen.

The complex, which will house Samsung's largest mobile phone factory, is expected to provide jobs for thousands of local people.

It will also contribute tens of billions of US dollars to the country's annual export turnover, while boosting the development of the electronics support industry in the northern region of Viet Nam.

Dung spoke highly of South Korean businesses' operation in Viet Nam and pledged to create favourable conditions for them and other foreign businesses to do business in the country on the basis of friendship, co-operation and equality.

The same day, the Prime Minister held a working session with provincial leaders where he urged Thai Nguyen Province to use its potential and advantages in agro-forestry and industry.

Production line of Samsung mobile phones in Vietnam.—VNA/VNS Photo

Dung affirmed the Government's policy of creating the best possible conditions for Thai Nguyen to develop into an economic, political, cultural and educational centre in the northern midland and mountainous region.

On the province's famous tea trees, the leader said Thai Nguyen should develop industrial-scale processing for the product, which was key for the locality's poverty reduction.

He also urged Thai Nguyen to improve the investment environment, reforming administrative procedures and attracting high-tech projects.

Last year, the province recorded an economic growth of 7.2 per cent, generated jobs for 22,600 people and reduced the percentage of poor households by 2.93 per cent.

Particularly, tea trees have been a lifeline for poor families in the province with the crop growing on a total area of 18,500 hectares. — VNS




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