Quang Nam UXO victims receive assistance hinh anh 1Army engineers are probing unexploded ordnance. (Source: VNA)

The Vietnam Bombs and Mines Action Support Association (VBMASA) coordinated with the Quang Nam People’s Committee to organise a programme on August 19 to assist victims of u nexploded ordnances ( UXOs ) in the province.

The programme assisted 20 impoverished families in Duy Xuyen and Thang Binh districts affected by UXOs, 18 of which received cows and the other two received cash, worth a combined 240 million VND (10,000 USD).

Lieutenant General Nguyen Duc Soat, Hero of the People’s Armed Forces and Chairman of the VBMASA, said the association would continue to coordinate with localities and ministries to spread State policies relating to overcoming consequences caused by UXOs.

Besides helping people minimise damages caused by UXOs, the association will also call for individuals and organisations, both local and international, to remove UXOs.

Through the end of 2015, the VBMASA will present 60 gift packages to UXO victims in Quang Nam.

The VBMASA’s Quang Nam chapter was also unveiled on the same day.-VNA