Norway continues support for unexploded bombs clearance in Lao PDR


The HALO Trust and Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Laotian Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare represented by the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector (NRA) in Lao. The signing of the agreement was consequently on 7 May 2021 announced simultaneously by the governments of Norway and the USA.

“With the new MoU signing and the funding from the Norwegian government and the government of the U.S.A., Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) will be able to clear 10 million sqm of land contaminated with cluster munitions and unexploded bombs,” says Ambassador Grete Løchen, Ambassador of Norway to Vietnam, who also oversees Norwegian diplomatic affairs in Lao PDR.

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Source: ScandAsia