The national steering committee for search and gathering of martyr remains held a meeting on December 18 to review the implementation of a plan on searching and gathering martyr remains (also called Plan 1237) this year.
The central province of Thanh Hoa held a ceremony on May 11 to re-bury 21 sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts repatriated from Laos.
Search teams from Military Zone 7 and Military Command of southwestern Tay Ninh province set off for Cambodia on November 1 to continue looking for remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who laid down their lives during the war.
Vietnam hopes the Thai Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Association will share information relating to Vietnamese fallen soldiers and those missing in action during wartime in areas along the Cambodia-Thailand border.
A ceremony was held at a martyrs’ cemetery in southern province of Binh Phuoc on February 3 to rebury 70 sets of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who died during wars in Cambodia’s Kratie and Kampongthom provinces.
A genetic testing centre made debut in Hanoi on December 11 with the task of serving the identification of martyr remains.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Head of the Steering Committee on the Search and Repatriation of Remains of Fallen Soldiers has urged relevant agencies to promote the use of mass media communication for the search of martyrs’ remains nationwide to create an integrated campaign in the society.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam urged for intensified efforts in searching and gathering martyrs’ remains both in and outside the country during a conference in Hanoi on February 5.
The national steering board for search and repatriation of martyr remains, known as Steering Board 1237, is set to actively collect information in an attempt to locate more martyr remains.
(VOV) - Vietnam, Laos have agreed on a joint plan to search for and repatriate remains of volunteers and experts who died during wartime on schedule.