Determined to be the first province in the country to be mine safe by 2025


Updating Date: 29/03/2021 20:23:09

(QTO) - On the afternoon of March 29, 2021, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Hoang Nam province worked with the US Embassy and the British Embassy in Vietnam and international partners on post-recovery programs and projects. bombs and mines. Quang Tri used to be the most polluted province in the country with 81.36% of the contaminated land.

 

Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Hoang Nam province worked with the US Embassy and the British Embassy in Vietnam and international partners on landmine / UXO recovery - Photo: N.B

 

In order to overcome the above situation, from 1996 to 2020, Quang Tri province mobilized USD 269.8 million from international organizations and non-governmental organizations (the value of aid for landmines and mines alone is 143. , 7 million USD). From that funding source, along with the participation and determination to overcome the consequences of bombs and mines, Quang Tri province has so far cleared nearly 214.5 million square meters of land; the cluster bomb survey area was over 449.2 million m2; total area identified by cluster bomb pollution is nearly 446.7 million m2; the total treated area of ​​cluster bombs is nearly 86.3 million m2; The total number of EOD missions is 70,133; The total number of explosives found and processed is 740,714 of all kinds. From 2018 up to now, there have been no landmine / UXO incidents in the province. Since then, contributing to serving the needs of people, promoting socio-economic development, national defense and security of the province.


Talking at the meeting, representatives of the US Embassy, ​​the British Embassy in Vietnam and international organizations in the field of mine and UXO recovery all acknowledged and appreciated the results that Quang Province Tri has been achieved on the field. We hope that Quang Tri province will make more efforts to soon become the first province in the country to be mine-safe.


Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Hoang Nam thanked for the attention and assistance of the governments of the countries and international organizations that have accompanied Quang Tri province in the process of overcoming the consequences of bombs and mines after the war. At the same time, he emphasized that over the past years, Quang Tri province has effectively implemented landmine / UXO recovery, programs and action models have been scientifically and effectively implemented, with a large area of ​​land. mine and UXO pollution has been completely eliminated; awareness of people about mines and ERW has been raised; People's activities in many landmine-contaminated land in the past have been normal.


Deputy Chairman of the People's Committee of Hoang Nam province, said Quang Tri province has built a mine action program for the period 2020 - 2025 and is determined to implement it towards the goal of being the first province in the country to be mine-safe by 2025. After that, it will move to the stage of managing the risk posed by mines and ERW.


We hope that the US Government, the British Government and international organizations will continue to support and accompany Quang Tri province to further improve the coordination capacity of mines and ERW so that the province continues to maintain and expand the the most effective model and model for landmine / UXO coordination in the country. Quang Tri province is willing to share experiences and support in all aspects of mine action if requested by provinces across the country or the Government.


                                                                                                Nhon Bon

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