US$3.9 million for landmine clearance in Quang Binh

(VOV) -The Mine Advisory Group (MAG) – a not-for-profit organisation clearing landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and other remnants – will provide US$3.9 million for a landmine clearance project (5th phase) in the central province of Quang Binh.

The donation was part of a recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between MAG and central Quang Binh province.

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Under the MoU, the MAG-funded project will be implemented from January 2015 to December 2017, aimed at minimising negative consequences caused by UXO and landmines left over from the war, as well as helping boost the local socio-economic development.

Since MAG’s operation in Vietnam in 2002, the organization has granted six packages of aid to Quang Binh. At present, more than 200 employees, including those from abroad, are getting involved in the landmine clearance project in the province.

From 2003 to 2014, MAG has cleaned up nearly 1.9 million square metres of contaminated land in more than 1,200 hamlets. About 86,000 explosive ordnance and landmines have been removed. Over 1.4 million people have benefitted from the project so far.