U.S. supports dioxin remediation project in Da Nang Airport
10:47 | 07/11/2018

VGP – An international workshop of Viet Nam-U.S. cooperation in implementing the environmental remediation of dioxin contamination at Da Nang Airport project was organized on November 6 in the central city of Da Nang. 

An international workshop of Viet Nam-U.S. cooperation in implementing the environmental remediation of dioxin contamination at Da Nang Airport project, Da Nang City, November 6, 2018 - Photo: VGP/Luu Huong

On April 1, 2011, the Ministry of Defense approved a project to remediate the environmental pollution in the airport implemented by the Air Defense-Air Force in coordination with the US International Development Agency (USAID).

The project’s investment includes VND60 billion from the Vietnamese Government and about US$110 million from the U.S. Government in non-refundable aid.

It treated about 90,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated mud and soil, isolating about 50,000 cubic meters of mud and soil with contamination, and handing over 18.7ha of treated land. 

An additional 13.7ha of clean land is scheduled to be handed over on November 7, raising the total of 32ha of clean land at Da Nang Airport for the expansion of the airport and towards the city’s social economic development.

Addressing the conference, Than Thanh Cong, head of the Office of the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Office 701), highlighted that the project has brought achievements in fields of community health, environment, economics and society. 

By Thuy Dung 

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