The war has passed, but mines and UXOs are still left in many places in Quang Binh, which lead to worries about people's safety. For example, in the past, in An Ninh commune, Quang Ninh district, many households did not dare to expand on animal husbandry activities because there was no clean and safe land. The economy was diffcult and the area of limited use make many households unwillingly fall into very difficult situations.
In An Ninh commune, Quang Ninh district, after the KV-MAP project was implemented, project officials have made great efforts in handling mine and UXO contamination in the area to help people stabilize their lives.
| High-ranking delegation visited the household of Mr. Binh and Mrs. Thu.
Mrs. Thu and her husband, Mr. Binh, said that in the past, they had saved up enough money to build a chicken farm near their home in the hope that their life would be better. However, they cannot expand the area of livestock land because they are afraid of landmines and UXO remaining in the area. Therefore, Mr. Binh can only build a small chicken farm right next to his house to ensure safety. This greatly affected the life of the couple because the smell of poultry was extremely uncomfortable.
In addition, there is a fear with the risk of lurking landmine / UXO accidents until support from the KV-MAP project helps victims and households in An Ninh commune to secure land and improve the area to implement farming plans.
| High-level delegations including UNDP, KOICA and VNMAC representatives were impressed by the changes in the lives of local people.
Since receiving the support from the KV-MAP project, Mr. Binh and Mrs. Thu have had an additional area to implement a better breeding plan. Previously, the breeding scale of Mr. Binh's household was quite small, and despite his effort, it was difficult to reach less than 1,000 heads. But from the end of 2019, this farm has increased its size by 5 times, reaching an average of 5,000 - 6,000 heads. More importantly, now Mr. Binh and his family are very comfortable living and working, no longer worried about the safety of life that can occur at any time.
|Mr. Binh's family's chicken farm was expanded after mine clearance was completed.
Ms. Caitlin Wiesen - Resident Representative of UNDP Viet Nam said: “I am very glad that the KV-MAP project has helped to deal with land contaminated with mines and UXO, returning safe land to Quang Binh people. People can conduct production activities for economic development, help creating resources to support their families, saving up to send their children to school, and gradually increasing the quality of life. We can appreciate the extremely important role of mine clearance in sustainable economic development. Hopefully the program will contribute to bring to the disadvantaged people who have been affected by the war to a happy and prosperous life.
The chicken farm of Mr. Binh and Mrs. Thu's family is one of the highlights and many other households are only the initial results of the project. UNDP will continue to consider the development of this area in the future to gain a more complete view and assessment of the effectiveness and benefits of the KV-MAP project.
The Vietnam - Korea Cooperation Project to overcome the consequences of bombs and mines after the war is a project with deep humanity. The objective of the Project is to strengthen the management and management of mine action recovery activities at the national level and minimize future accidents by raising awareness of local communities about potential risks. from mines and UXO.
In Quang Binh, the Project has so far surveyed 6,000 hectares and freed more than 2,000 hectares of contaminated land, making an important contribution to supporting the local authorities and people in developing production and stabilizing their lives.