More support for Quang Tri to overcome landmine consequences
11:21 | 25/10/2018

VGP - The central province of Quang Tri has mobilized more than 20 projects and non-project aid packages worth over US$4 million in the first nine months of 2018 to overcome consequences of bombs and mines.

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The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) from the UK has added nearly US$2.5 million for mine and bomb clearance program in the province. 

The Norwegian-funded project “Restoring the Environment and Neutralizing the Effects of the War” (RENEW) has received an additional amount of US$512,500 from the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) for activities during 2018-2022. 

Over the past 22 years, the province has received more than US$80 million from domestic and foreign sponsors to address post-war consequences which helped clean up 132 million square meters of UXO-contaminated land in the locality. 

Quang Tri province has the highest rate of unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination in the country, with 81% of its natural area, or 3,866 square kilometers, was embedded with unexploded bombs and mines. Leftover landmines have killed 3,430 people and injured 5,100 others so far. 

By Thuy Dung

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