Vietnam and the US have been working together for a number of decades already to clear away unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from the war, which has proven to be fruitful, especially in central Quang Tri province - the area in Vietnam most contaminated by UXO.
Competent forces in central Quang Tri province’s Huong Hoa district have deactivated more than 460 shells, according to the provincial mobile bomb and mine clearance team under PeaceTrees Vietnam.
Vice President of the Vietnam-USA Society (VUS) Bui The Giang received a delegation of the US-based organisation PeaceTrees Vietnam led by advisor Robert Stokes in Hanoi on March 29.
Bomb removal group PeaceTrees has safely removed the bomb found in Quang Tri Province.
This year the US government will grant US$8 million for clearing unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over in the central province of Quang Tri during the war before 1975, a senior American official has said.