The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from the organisation Peace Trees in central Quang Tri province removed 114 ordnance items on April 22.

The unexploded ordnance left from the war included mortar and artillery shells, bombs and landmines. The UXO discovered in Lao Bao town, Huong Hoa district have had over half of their detonators defused.

The EOD team have removed nearly 30,000 pieces of UXO so far this year, making safe 35,000 square metres of land for farming.

Quang Tri was the hardest-hit province during the war. Nearly 400,000 hectares of the 461,000-hectare province still contain ordnance. Every year, some 2,300 to 2,500 hectares of land are cleared.-VNA