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Mine accident education in Quang Binh

Mine accident education in Quang Binh

On May 25, 2020, at Van Trach, Bo Trach and Quang Binh primary schools, Korea International Cooperation Agency in Vietnam (KOICA), United Nations Development Program in Vietnam (UNDP), Bomb Action Center Landmine of Vietnam (VNMAC), representatives of Social Protection Department, MOLISA, officials from Quang Binh Province, and the Site Steering Committee organized a program to prevent and fight landmine / UXO (unexploded ordnance) incidents for local students. The event is held in an effort to sooth the pain of war and to raise awareness of preventing landmine / UXO accidents, within the framework of the Vietnam-South Korea Project on overcoming the consequences of mines and ERW after the war (KV- MAP).

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Review workshop on draft Information Management Regulations for mine action projects in Viet Nam

Review workshop on draft Information Management Regulations for mine action projects in Viet Nam

Over the past years, Vietnam has strived to overcome effects of mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) left after wars. Every year, thousands of hectares has been released from the danger of mines and ERW, thousands of facilities have been built, tens thousands of households have been resettled on "cleared" lands, but the ERW are still there, still very serious in a large area all over the country.

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800.000

Estimated 800.000 tons of unexploded ordnance remained in Vietnam after the fighting stopped in 1975

6.1 million

The area of land contaminated totals over 6.1 million hectares

~45.000

Each year Vietnam clears 40,000 - 50,000 hectares in areas contaminated with mines

100

It could take 100 years to be free of explosives

16.880 ha

The surveyed area completed for the whole project by the beginning of June 2020

5.194 ha

Clearance area completed by the whole project as of early June 2020

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