The VND10 billion (US$480,000) centre, funded by the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank), is part of the AO detoxification complex run by the Thai Binh Society of AO Victims.
After the centre has been completed, AO victims in Thai Binh province will have the opportunity to learn a trade to help them earn their own living.
It is estimated that there are currently more than 30,000 people affected by AO in Thai Binh province.
Thai Binh is the first province in Vietnam to have a detoxification centre where AO patients will be treated using the Hubbard method with the support of the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE).
Since the method was first employed in 2010, almost 500 AO victims in Thai Binh and other provinces have been detoxified and their health has significantly improved.