The southern province of Dong Nai is working to raise public awareness of the search for and collection of fallen soldiers’ remains coupled with further scrutiny of available information before attempting to enhance the fieldwork efficiency.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Tri, who is also head of the Steering Board 1237 for the search and repatriation of martyr remains has talked about the effort.

In 2014, the province found and gathered nearly 140 sets of collectively buried remains, more than 100 of which were reburied in Nhon Trach district with another 36 reburied in Long Khanh town, according to the local steering committee board.

As many as 25 martyrs have been identified with another 11 currently undergoing processing.

The search for the remains of those who laid down their lives for national liberation and re-unification began immediately after the end of the war.

A total of 939,462 sets of remains have been found within the country, with an additional 15,989 sets brought home from Laos and 14,549 sets from Cambodia.

More than 200,000 martyrs remain unaccounted for.-VNA