Vietnam has adopted a national action programme worth 14 trillion VND (about 700 million USD) to address consequences of war-left bombs and mines by 2015, according to a newly-released Prime Minister’s decision.

Accordingly, the programme aims to minimise the threats and impacts of bombs and mines left from the war, ensuring safety in living conditions for local residents, while helping victims of bombs and mines live in harmony with the community.

The programme will mobilise funding from both domestic and foreign sources, to implement projects supporting victims, awareness raising campaigns and clearance plans which aims to demine 500,000 ha of land.-VNA