The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs will support the central province of Thua Thien-Hue with 257,911 EUR (359,940 USD) to implement a project to clear unexploded ordnance (UXOs) in A Luoi district.

A cooperation document on the project has recently been signed by Tekimiti Gilbert, head of the APOPO’s Mine Action Department and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao.

In 2014, apart from clearing bombs and mines left over from wars in the district, the project will develop information management tools, build a bomb and mine database, and implement the Information Management System for Mine Action in the province.

In 2012, the German ministry funded a similar project in Thuy Duong ward, Huong Thuy township and Hong Bac commune, A Luoi district, which turned 69.9 hectares once contaminated by UXOs into farming land.

Chairman Cao said in the past years, along with UXO clearance projects, Germany has aided his province in education-training, heritage preservation, and disaster prevention and control.

Such activities have made active contribution to the local socio-economic development and the Vietnam – Germany friendship, he added.-VNA