Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) signed a “mutual business agreement to support foreign workers under the employment permit system” with Gyeongnam Province and Human Resource Development Service of Korea at its headquarters in Sacheon, Gyeongnam Province, on the 17th. The aim is to promote domestic aircraft while encouraging foreign workers and promoting the local economy.
The employment permit system guarantees equal treatment to domestic workers when hiring foreign workers. The employment permit system covers 16 Asian countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, which are members of ASEAN.
KAI will continue to operate and develop social contribution activities that provide foreign workers with various programs such as field trips to aircraft production sites and local cultural experiences.
Gyeongnam Province promised to cooperate to improve productivity and maintain employment through mutual communication and harmony between employers and foreign workers, while the Human Resource Development Service of Korea decided to work together to further promote the foreign employment permit system and enhance the job satisfaction of overseas workers.
Ambassadors and diplomatic officials from 16 countries who participated in the event attended the signing ceremony and experienced the performance of the KUH-1 police helicopter, a Korean helicopter. The National Police Agency supported three KUH-1 helicopters equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to provide ambassadors with boarding opportunities.
A police helicopter, KUH-1, developed by KAI, performed in level flight and low altitude flight, showing excellent performance of police helicopters from Namhae to Samcheonpo.
“We are confident that we will present a new vision for cooperation between countries in the future and contribute to strengthening diplomatic relations,” said Ahn Hyun-ho, president of KAI. “We will make efforts to help each country’s aircraft operations and defense capabilities substantially by developing, producing, and providing follow-up support with more customized features and services.”