Vietnam to push ahead with mine action: PM Society

Vietnam to push ahead with mine action: PM

Vietnam will push ahead with the settlement of wartime unexploded ordnance (UXO) consequences and also expects continued assistance from international partners in this work, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told a conference in Hanoi on February 17.
NA Vice Chairman calls for more support for AO victims Society

NA Vice Chairman calls for more support for AO victims

Permanent National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman Tran Thanh Man December 27 called on individuals and organisations at home and abroad to uphold the traditional of mutual support and take more practical actions to help Agent Orange (AO) victims.
Impact of catastrophic Agent Orange disaster still lingers Society

Impact of catastrophic Agent Orange disaster still lingers

Sixty years have passed since the US army dropped tens of millions of extremely toxic chemicals on various areas across the south of Vietnam, but their devastating impact still lingers, destroying the environment and claiming the lives of many generations of Agent Orange (AO) victims.
German media: plaintiffs and supporters of Tran To Nga’s lawsuit not deterred World

German media: plaintiffs and supporters of Tran To Nga’s lawsuit not deterred

Many newspapers of German have run stories highlighting the lawsuit lodged by Vietnamese French Tran To Nga against 14 multinational chemical companies that produced the toxic chemicals sprayed by the US army in Vietnam during the war, affirming that the plaintiff and her supporters are not deterred by the ruling of a French court that the case fell outside its jurisdiction.
545 mln USD spent on bomb and mine detection, clearance over last decade Society

545 mln USD spent on bomb and mine detection, clearance over last decade

Vietnam spent a total of 12.6 trillion VND (545 million USD) on bomb and mine detection and clearance during the 2010-2020 period, the Standing Office of the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemicals revealed at its conference in Hanoi on January 8.
People in central region encouraged to join AO press award Society

People in central region encouraged to join AO press award

The Vietnam Association for Victims of AO/Dioxin (VAVA) held an event in Vinh city of the northern central province of Nghe An on June 16 to call for people in the central region to participate in a press award for reporting on Agent Orange and efforts to overcome the consequences of toxic chemicals used by US forces during the war in Vietnam.
Solid waste needs better treatment Society

Solid waste needs better treatment

The amount of solid waste in Vietnam has kept surging with more complicated components as a result of increasing population and human activities, according to a report released.