US support for the war-torn central province of Quang Tri in settling the aftermath of war is substantial and the cooperation between the two is viewed by many international experts as a model for the region and the world, an insider has said.
Three foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are carrying out projects in Quang Binh to help the central province, which is heavily polluted with unexploded ordnance (UXO), detect and clear cluster munitions and other explosives from now to 2022.
A workshop on cluster munitions remnant survey was held in Dong Ha city of the central province of Quang Tri on August 27.
Twenty-five mortar shells left from the war were safely removed from a local house in the central province of Quang Tri on March 14, according to the mobile ordnance disposal team managed by Project RENEW and Norwegian People’s Aid.
A team of the “Restoring the Environment and Neutralising the Effects of the War” (RENEW) project said it safely moved 590 explosive devices from a construction site in the central province of Quang Tri.
A Norwegian-funded project for clearing ordnance left from the Vietnam War is using trained dogs as its new searching force.