Permanent office of UXO steering committee set up hinh anh 1Soldiers discover post-war bomb (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, head of the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences, has signed a decision to establish the committee’s permanent office.

Under the decision, Director of the office is the Deputy Minister of National Defence who is also permanent member of the steering committee.

Its deputy directors include Deputy Ministers of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; Natural Resources and Environment; and Planning and Investment; a Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), and a Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the VPA.

The office is located in the Defence Ministry’s Department of Military Science.

It is responsible for proposing orientations and solutions to important issues, and measures to mobilise domestic and foreign resources to quickly tackle post-war bomb and mine and toxic chemical consequences in Vietnam.

Its duties are also to make long-term, medium-term and yearly plans to implement national action plans and programmes on the settlement of consequences; coordinate the work between ministries, ministry-level and offices, and local People’s Committees; and make regular and unscheduled reports on the work.-VNA