KOICA asked to help Binh Dinh remove wartime bombs hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source:VNA)
Binh Dinh (VNA) – Leaders of the central province of Binh Dinh and a delegation from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) had a working session on December 9 to discuss unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the locality.

Ngo Dong Hai, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said he hoped the Republic of Korea ’s government, via KOICA, will help the province deal with the bombs and mines left from the war.

KOICA will conduct a four-month survey of post-war UXOs in Binh Dinh, said Chang Jae Yun, country director of KOICA in Vietnam, adding that the agency will determine how to assist the province after studying the survey.

Binh Dinh is littered with UXOs, and around 40 percent of the land there is thought to be contaminated.

Since the end of the war in 1975, a total of 627 accidents caused by wartime bombs and mines have been recorded in the province, leaving 1,045 dead and 3,049 wounded.-VNA