Vietnam has put a lot of efforts into removing explosives remnants of war (ERW), but the issue is still a great challenge for the country, a high-ranking army officer has said.
A project to deal with leftover bombs and mines has been launched in the central province of Quang Binh’s Quang Trach district as a cooperation activity between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK).
Vietnam has always been consistent with its anti-nuclear weapons policy and was one of the first countries to support, sign and ratify the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), President Tran Dai Quang wrote in his greeting message on July 31 to the 63rd World Conference against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs.
A training course on bomb and mine operations jointly held by the Vietnam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), with the support of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Government, opened in Hanoi on July 9 for officials of the Ministry of Defence.
Several foreign-funded projects have been conducted in the central province of Quang Tri over the past two decades, helping the locality to clear bombs and mines left from war.
VOV.VN -The Vietnamese Party and State have defined the settlement of consequences of bombs, mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO) left by wars as an urgent and long-term task aiming to boost socio-economic development and environmental protection.
A Ho Chi Minh City court has handed jail terms ranging from four to 16 years to 15 terrorists, totaling 128 years of prison time, for those involved in plotting several terrorist attacks in southern Vietnam this year.
A car bomb followed by a suicide bombing less than a minute later killed 29 people and wounded 166 outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on December 11 night, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.
Two explosions hit Myanmar's Yangon regional government office on November 25 evening, local police said.
The Experts’ Working Group on Humanitarian Mine Action of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+) will convene their fourth conference in Hanoi on October 20, the Defence Ministry told the media on October 18.
Vietnam consistently supports efforts towards non-proliferation and general and complete disarmament, with highest priority given to weapons of mass destruction, the country’s representative said at the general debate of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly’s 71st session.
More than US$67 million has been poured into the central province of Quang Tri to help it clear bombs and mines left from the war over the past two decades.
A man died in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum after an artillery shell left over from the Vietnam War exploded on July 10.
The US will forge ahead with defence cooperation with Vietnam, particularly in addressing war consequences and in peacekeeping operations.
Leaders of the central province of Binh Dinh and a delegation from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) had a working session on December 9 to discuss unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the locality.
A total of 79 accidents caused by unexploded ordnance (UXO) left by the war were recorded in Cambodia in the first eight months of this year, down 39% against the same period last year, according to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA).
Roadside bombs in southern Thailand killed one police officer and wounded seven members of the security forces in a region scarred by a long-running Muslim separatist insurgency, police said on May 31.
(VOV) - The focus of Vietnam-US cooperation in 2015 is to accelerate the overcoming of the war’s aftermaths, particularly the consequences of unexploded bombs and mines left over from the war.
Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security for the US State Department, had a working session with key official of central Quang Tri province on cooperation activities to overcome consequences of bombs and mines left by the war in the locality on March 2.
Vietnam wants the Republic of Korea (RoK) to assist in easing the post-war aftermath of bombs and mines, Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh told chief representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Chang Jae-jun in Hanoi on December 15.