Discussing cooperation contents, General Director Choi Joo Ho said that the construction of Samsung’s R&D center in Hanoi commenced on March 1, 2020. The project is expected to complete by late 2022.
He said the center would employ 3,000 tech engineers whose main job is to research software, algorithms, and develop artificial intelligence (AI), 5G network and Big Data.
Mr. Choi also pledged to abide by local regulations on construction and labor safety, while hoping for the support from local authorities in providing stable electricity for the project - a key factor to ensure efficient operation of the R&D center.
Despite the severe COVId-19 impact in 2020, Samsung Vietnam targets a growth rate of 7-10% in 2021, he informed.
For his part, Hanoi’s Mayor Chu Ngoc Anh highly spoke of Samsung’s significant contribution for Vietnam in general, and Hanoi in particular.
Hanoi has officially become a member of UNESCO’s Network of Creative Cities in the Design category, he said, adding in the coming time, science, technology and innovation will be key solutions for Hanoi’s development.
Mr. Anh stated Hanoi would continue to create favorable for Samsung and South Korean companies in general to carry out tech projects in the city, including the current R&D center.
Towards the goal of staying on top nationally in terms of innovation, the city leader asked Samsung to assist Hanoi in this field, especially in taking advantage of technologies to develop smart city and smart transportation, and speeding up the digital transformation process, among others.