Denmark helps clear leftover ordnance in Thua Thien-Hue hinh anh 1At the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The People’s Committee of central Thua Thien-Hue province and the Danish Demining Group (DDG) signed a memorandum understanding on a project to minimize risks of ordnance left by the war in the province on June 1.

The project is funded by the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam and the A.P Moller Support Foundation of Denmark with a total sum of about 1.2 million USD.

The project will cover ten communes of A Luoi district and other prioritized areas as suggested by the provincial People’s Committee.

It will survey bomb and mine pollution in the communes and launch activities to handle ordnance there. In addition to that, it will make further surveys to define and classify areas with ordnance, and assess post-demining impacts.

The project will also help enhance capacity in information management and connecting plans of action in the province.

The MoU also allows DDG and Thua Thien Hue to set up cooperative relations to settle leftover explosives from the war, contributing to improving safety to locals and socio-economic development in affected communities through the humanitarian mine action programme.

Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phuong thanked the Japan Embassy in Vietnam, the A.P Moller Support Foundation and the DDG for helping the province overcome the war aftermaths.

He expressed his hope that activities of the project will be implemented effectively, benefiting localities’ people and socio-economic development.-VNA