Plans to build a memorial centre that focuses on the toxic chemicals US forces used during the war in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue was discussed at a conference in Hanoi on October 30.

The event was jointly organised by the National Steering Committee for dealing with consequences of toxic chemicals used by the US during the war and Thua Thien-Hue provincial People’s Committee.

According to the plan, the complex will house an outdoor space at A Sho Airport which will explain the history of the chemical war staged by the US in Vietnam . Also as part of the project, an area to display the effects of the chemicals on nature will be created as well as an exhibition centre at Bot Do intersection and a rehabilitation centre for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims.

A Luoi district, which was once a fierce battlefield during the war against the US and suffers from serious AO/dioxin contamination, has been selected to house the memorial site.

The construction is estimated to cost 625 billion VND (29.7 million USD), to be sourced from the State budget and both international and domestic donations./.