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Quang Tri strives to be safe from UXO by 2025

Quang Tri strives to be safe from UXO by 2025

A seminar was held in the central province of Quang Tri on June 14 to review activities to clear unexploded ordnances (UXO) left over by the war for the 2016 – 2020 period.

Quang Tri on its way to be free of UXO impact in 2025

Quang Tri on its way to be free of UXO impact in 2025

The central province of Quang Tri had cleared more than 9,100 ha of land contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) as of mid-April, helping ensure safety for residents and promoting socio-economic development.

Quang Tri to host activities to raise public awareness of mines

Quang Tri to host activities to raise public awareness of mines

A ceremony and a march in response to the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (April 4) will be held in the city of Dong Ha, the central province of Quang Tri on the day, heard a press conference on April 2.

Quang Tri pools resources to overcome post-war UXO

Quang Tri pools resources to overcome post-war UXO

The People’s Committee of central Quang Tri province announced on March 15 that it has approved a project on technical consultation, training and capacity building for the clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from the war.

Soldiers’ remains, explosives discovered in Dien Bien

Soldiers’ remains, explosives discovered in Dien Bien

The Military Command of Dien Bien Phu city of the north western province of Dien Bien on December 21 started the excavation of soldiers’ remains and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) discovered during construction work on Hill A1.

Domestic and international efforts boost landmine cleanup

Domestic and international efforts boost landmine cleanup

As many as 2,000 people were killed by post-war landmines between 2010 and 2014, while an estimated 6.1 million hectares accounting for more than 21 percent of Vietnam’s land remains contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO).

Quang Tri mobilises resources to settle post-war landmines

Quang Tri mobilises resources to settle post-war landmines

The central province of Quang Tri has mobilised more than 20 projects and non-project aid packages worth over 4 million USD in the first nine months of the year to address the lingering consequences of bombs and mines left by wars across the locality.

Quang Tri: over 460 shells deactivated

Quang Tri: over 460 shells deactivated

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.

Training course on UXO actions opened for military officials

Training course on UXO actions opened for military officials

A training course on bomb and mine operations jointly held by the Vietnam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), with the support of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Government, opened in Hanoi on July 9 for officials of the Ministry of Defence.

French-era bomb found in Yen Bai

French-era bomb found in Yen Bai

Military sapper in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai detonated a 150kg bomb, said to be left over by the French during the war in the first half of the 20th century, on May 30, ensuring safety for local residents.

Continuous efforts to tackle war-left bombs, mines

Continuous efforts to tackle war-left bombs, mines

In recent years, the Vietnamese Party and State have devised many policies to support victims of unexploded ordnance (UXO), and deployed many programmes to clear UXO and reduce the pollution caused by war-left bombs, mines.

War-era bomb found in Quang Ninh

War-era bomb found in Quang Ninh

A bomb and mine disposal company on April 13 safely removed a 225-kg bomb believed to be dropped by US planes in 1972 from the construction site of a highway in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

Settling bomb, mine consequences urgent: PM

Settling bomb, mine consequences urgent: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked for greater efforts and higher awareness from relevant agencies in dealing with war-left landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXO) consequences and toxic chemical contaminated soil as the work is urgent to protect people’s safety and their living environment.