Norway helps Thua Thien – Hue overcome bomb and mine consequences

Saturday, 2019-06-22 18:20:05
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At the working session between Thua Thien - Hue province and Jan Erik Stoa, Country Director of NPA (Photo: thuathienhue.gov.vn)
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NDO - The Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) committed to continue to coordinate with relevant agencies and units of Thua Thien – Hue province in implementing "Explosive Remnant of War Risk Reduction" project in 2018-2020 period.

This information has announced by Vice Chairman of Thua Thien Hue provincial People's Committee Nguyen Dung, after the working session with Jan Erik Stoa, Country Director of NPA.

Since 2010, NPA has actively taken action to sponsor Thua Thien Hue over VND 64 billion to overcome the aftermath of war and deploy humanitarian projects, especially "Explosive Remnant of War Risk Reduction" project. As informed, NPA continues to grant VND 14 billion to deploy the project in 2018-2020.

According to Vice Chairman of Thua Thien Hue provincial People's Committee Nguyen Dung, Thua Thien - Hue is one of the provinces that has the highest level of pollution by mines and bombs in the country, with more than 170,400ha (accounting for 35% of the province's total area); in particular, A Luoi district has 64,793.6 hectar. Since the war, A Luoi district where nearly 700 people were injured by bombs, mines, of which 147 people died. The destructive power and consequences of bombs and mines greatly affect people's lives, activities and production.

The NPA, founded in 1939, is one of Norway’s largest non-governmental organisations and has been involved in mine clearance activities in Vietnam since 2008. To date, the province has completed 13 project on clearing bombs, mines; collected nearly 10,000 bombs, mines and explosive objects; restoring the environment for more than 14,917hectar of land, helping to eliminate the risks of death and injury for local residents.