Quang Binh gets support for war-era mine clearance

11:08 | 25/07/2014

VGP – Quang Binh province and the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) inked a memorandum of understanding on bomb and mine clearance project in the 2015-2017 period.

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MAG Country Director Portia Stratton and Vice Chairman of the Quang Binh Provincial People’s Committee Tran Tien Dung signed the document on July 24.

The US$3.9 million project will be disbursed in three years.

Quang Binh is one of the six central provinces which are heavily suffering from pollution of bomb, mine and unexploded ordnances left over from wars.

According to a survey, every square meter in the province is covered by 28 kilograms of unexploded materials.  

In the 2003-2014 period, with over US$13.6 million of credit, MAG supported Viet Nam to clean nearly 1.9 square meters; collect and treat nearly 86,000 bombs and mines, benefiting nearly 1.5 million of people./.

By Kim Loan