Memorandum signed to boost UXO risk education in Vietnam

The Vietnam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Vietnam on March 23 inked a memorandum of understanding on enhancing explosive ordnance risk education. At the signing ceremony in Hanoi, Major General Tran Trung Hoa, Commander Read More …

Vietnam boosts cooperation with Geneva Int’l Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Vietnam, as one of the countries most affected by bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from wartime, always strongly supports efforts at national, regional and international levels to solve consequences, ensure people’s lives and boost socio-economic development at Read More …

Central Vietnam province pledged over $10 mln for mine clearance

Two international organizations have committed $10.6 million to clear explosives and mines in Quang Binh Province, a former Vietnam War battleground. Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), a Norway-based organization working to provide post-conflict reconstruction assistance and humanitarian relief during conflicts, provided Read More …

Vietnam Jails 20 for Terrorism Over Police Station Bombs

Vietnamese court sentenced 20 people to between two and 24 years in prison on terrorism charges on Tuesday over their involvement in a police station bombing two years ago, their lawyer and state media said. The Ho Chi Minh City Read More …

Vietnam: International donors assist Quang Tri’s bomb, mine clearance efforts

The central province of Quang Tri has to date received over 100 million USD from international donors to help its post-war bomb and mine clearance efforts. Among over 100 million USD sent to the locality since 1996, around 45 million Read More …

Việt Nam needs long-term risk management to deal with remnants of war

Việt Nam needs a transition from a reactive approach on clearing cluster and explosive remnants of war (ERW) to a proactive risk management strategy to better eliminate threats long-term, experts have said. Speaking at a conference on long-term risk management on Read More …

South Korea gives Vietnam bomb detectors

The Việt Nam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) on Tuesday received 200 explosive detectors donated by the government of the Republic of Korea (RoK). The detectors will be used for a project on reducing the impacts of unexploded devices left Read More …