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Hanoi (VNA) – A website providing a database on war martyrs and their graves will be launched on December 22, the 73rd founding day of the Vietnam People’s Army, a unit of the Ministry of Information and Communications announced on December 12.

The Vietnam National Institute of Software and Digital Content Industry has deployed supercomputers to collate information on martyrs from the database of the Ministry of National Defence’s policy department, significantly reducing time taken to locate documents about martyrs and identify remains.

The institute has coordinated with other bodies of the Ministry of Information and Communications, such as the Authority of Information Technology Application, the Department of Information Technology and the Information Centre to build an information network and a national database on the issue.

It has also unified the database of the Ministries of National Defence, and Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to develop a website which allows citizens to search for martyrs’ information and receive information from citizens.

According to labour minister Dao Ngoc Dung, about 200,000 sets of remains scattered across southern provinces, Laos and Cambodia haven’t been collected, while another 300,000 sets of remains that have been reburied in martyrs’ cemeteries lack information to make an accurate identification. -VNA