The figure was announced at a ceremony to initiate Search Team K53’s mission held by the provincial Military Command in Kon Tum city on October 29.
The team plans to carry out search, excavation and repatriation operations in Attapeu, Sekong and Champasak provinces of Laos and Ratanakiri pnrovince of Cambodia.
At the ceremony, Vice President of the provincial People’s Committee Le Thi Kim Don asked the provincial Party Committee and the Military Command to create every favourable condition for the team to undertake their assigned tasks.
Over the years, Search Team K53 gathered 836 sets of remains of Vietnamese martyrs from Laos and other 357 sets from Cambodia. They also brought home 761 sets of remains collected by the Lao side.