Mrs. Nguyen Thi Sen, a community member who attended the land handover ceremony, invited the mission to visit her new home and remarked she and the community were delighted to have the chance to move to an area without the stress of flooding and unexploded ordnance incidents.
Mrs. Sen's family is one of the 29 households to be relocated from the low land with constant threats from floods to this new safe land. Each family receives over 200 square meters of land and 20 million Dongs to build a house in time before the start of the 2020 flood season.
Mrs. Sen stated that the new safe life of the community is a result of the tremendous aid effort from the KVMAP, the project’s staffs, and the support of Binh Dinh People’s Committee in establishing new communities on cleared areas.
This newly cleared area of Binh Dinh is in the 9,000 hectares of land which were technical surveyed and cleared of UXO within the scope of the Korean – Vietnam Mine Action Project.
In October 2020, senior executives from the Vietnam Mine Action Center (VNMAC), Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the United Nations Development Program have formally transferred maps and documents concerning the land area post technical survey – UXO clearance to the province to promote socio-economic development.
UXO clearance is still being conducted and the area that was transferred to Binh Dinh is used by the local community for forestry, fruits and crops cultivation, and house building according to the province’s use plan.
In the upcoming period, KOICA will cooperate with partners to support Vietnam Government in post-war and UXO consequence settlement, and will seek to have cleared land to be put to good use for the prosperity of the community and goal of peace, human-centric development.