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The move was to help the German-based technology powerhouse to enlarge the global expert pool for site execution as well as to increase competitiveness and strengthen presence in Asia, according to a company statement released October 1.
Employed Vietnamese engineers will run through a training programme in order to gain theoretical know-how at Siemens headquarters in Germany and to gain practical experiences at different power plant project sites worldwide.
After the completion of the training programme, they will be delegated abroad to implement Siemens projects in the Asian and Middle East regions where they will work in a healthy and employee-friendly environment with a lot of opportunities for professional and personal development.
They are also entitled to enjoy a remuneration and benefit package according to international standards.
“I am very proud to witness a very strong combination: high tech made in Germany implemented by skilled and diligent Vietnamese Engineers. The opening of this hub in Vietnam is another evidence of our long term commitment and our strong believe in a bright future of Vietnam,” said Pham Thai Lai, president and CEO of Siemens Vietnam.
Siemens AG is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, its revenue from continuing operations totaled €75.9 billion ($95.6 billion) and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion ($5.3 billion). At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide.