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Quang Binh (VNA) – A project to deal with leftover bombs and mines has been launched in the central province of Quang Binh’s Quang Trach district as a cooperation activity between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK).

The project, started on September 15, is scheduled to complete on December 31, 2020 with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the UN Development Programme in Vietnam as well as relevant agencies of both sides.

Objectives of the project include defining the exact polluted areas and optimise the efficiency of resources for bomb and mine clearance, eliminating effects of the unexploded ordnance to locals and ensuring safety for people during production process and daily activities, thus promoting socio-economic development.

It also aims to enhance the locality’s capacity in giving first aid to victims, helping the victims improve their living conditions and integrate into the society, while raising public awareness of bomb and mine accidents.

Right after the launching ceremony, the first component of the project to explore bombs and mines in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh province started.

The project will examine 16,632 hectares in the two provinces to define polluted areas for clearance. The cleared areas will be given to locals for production or to build public works.-VNA