Joining hands to deal with post-war consequences of landmines

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Joining hands to deal with post-war consequences of landmines

(VOV) - The Vietnamese Government has issued a number of policies and spent thousands of billions of Vietnam dong dealing with the post-war consequences of bombs and mines.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan made the statement at an exchange in Hanoi on April 2 to mark International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (April 4).

Nhan said thanks to efforts of ministries, departments, localities and the whole society and assistance from international friends, Vietnam has achieved significant progress in handling the post-war consequences of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). The Government hopes that the international community will continue to join hands with Vietnam in the work, Nhan said.

President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) VU Xuan Hong said in recent years, foreign NGOs have helped build a database on landmines and UXO in Vietnam and disseminate information about the danger of bombs and mines to minimize the number fatal accidents.

The exchange was broadcast live on VTV to help audiences deeply understand the dangerous consequences of landmines and UXO.

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