Vietnam: Quang Tri to clear 42 million sq.m. of land from cluster bombs in 2024

The central province of Quang Tri has assigned organisations to clear about 42 million sq.m. of land contaminated with cluster bombs this year, said its steering committee for settling war-left unexploded ordnance (UXO) consequences. The committee noted that in 2024, Read More …

Staff awarded for Norwegian mine clearing in Vietnam

Three staff members of Norwegian People’s Aid in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, were awarded individual Certificates of Merit on Friday, 26 January 2024. The Awards were given to NPA/RENEW Provincial Operations Manager, Mr. Mai Van Viet, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Read More …

Vietnam: Ten sentenced to life imprisonment in trial of Dak Lak terrorist attack

The People’s Court of Dak Lak on January 20 sentenced ten defendants to life imprisonment on the charge of terrorism in the trial of the case of “terrorism aimed at opposing the people’s administration, terrorism, organising illegal exit or entry Read More …

Vietnam: Three Ca Mau men confirmed dead from bomb explosion

According to a report released on January 18 by the Ngoc Hien District People’s Committee, Nguyen Ngoc Tu, 42, found a bomb left from the American War in the Cua Lon River several days ago. He brought it home, intending Read More …

US senators submit bill on funding landmine clearance in Indochina

Members of the US Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Tammy Baldwin of the Democratic Party from Wisconsin state, and Senator Jerry Moran of the Republican Party from Kansas state, have submitted a bipartisan bill that allocates funding for clearing landmines and Read More …

Vietnam: A So airport cleared from dioxin contamination

The Chemical Command under the Ministry of Defence on October 24 announced the completion of dioxin cleanup at A So airport in A Luoi district, the central province of Thua Thien – Hue. Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Read More …

Vietnam: Government approves UXO consequence action programme for 2023-2025

The programme aims to mobilise and use domestic and international resources to minimise the effects of UXO on the country’s socio-economic development, ensuring safety for the people. It seeks to promote dissemination activities to raise people’s awareness of mine accidents Read More …

50 years since US troops left Vietnam, bombs continue to kill

Ho Sy Bay, 62, was rummaging around in his garden in central Vietnam when he struck something harder than sand or soil. Cautiously, he brushed aside the surrounding dirt and realised he was staring at an unexploded missile. Although Sy Read More …

UNODC: Synthetic Drugs in East and Southeast Asia – Latest developments and challenges

East and Southeast Asia’s drug market has been marked by a decade of growth in the production and trafficking of synthetic drugs, particularly methamphetamine – a trend that continues. The region has also experienced an expansion in the production and Read More …