Comprehensive support for mine / UXO survivors in the KVMAP project

Thứ tư, 11/11/2020

This is one of the goals set out by the “Korea-Vietnam Mine Action Project" by the Vietnam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to be deployed in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces.

Comprehensive support for mine / UXO survivors in the KVMAP project

Officially implemented in 2018, the "Korea-Vietnam Mine Action Project" by KVMAP has achieved many remarkable results, meeting the set requirements; and contributed to improving the quality of life for mine victims.

Major Nguyen Van Hung, Head of Infantry, Ministry of Military Affairs of Binh Dinh province, said: “In 2019, we organized a technical survey of nearly 9,700 hectares in localities in the province, there are nearly 4,125 hectares of land contaminated with mines; clearance on an area of nearly 1,000 hectares obtained 12,325 explosives. This shows that the level of mine pollution in the province is still quite high. According to the project's plan, this year more than 1,600 ha in 7 localities in the province will be cleared of mines and explosives”.

The project has also reviewed and collected information of nearly 74,600 people with disabilities and received more than 15,060 registration forms of support requirement for people with disabilities in the two provinces. In addition, in implementing the project, the governing body has cooperated closely with the two localities to actively implement activities to propagate and educate the local about mine risk for many subjects with diverse content and forms of endowed.

Meanwhile, VNMAC Deputy General Director Nguyen Van Nghiep affirmed: “The project sets the target of timely and effective support, improving the quality of life of mine / UXO survivors and people with disabilities, to help them step by step to integrate into the community. Therefore, from now until the end of the project, we will establish the necessary interventions and ensure funding to support more than 4,520 cases of people with disabilities due to landmine / UXO accidents in Binh Dinh province in medical terms and livelihoods”.

Source: KVMAP

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