(VOV) - Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) will provide US$2.9 million for a project to help Quang Tri restore the environment and overcome the consequences of war by reducing accidents, injuries and deaths caused by mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO).
A cooperative agreement to this effect was signed on November 28 by NPA and the Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee.
Under the agreement, Vietnamese demining teams will get training by international standards to clear all mines, bombs and UXO in Quang Tri’s polluted areas.
At the singing ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chinh said that Quang Tri will closely coordinate with NPA in carrying out the project effectively from 2012-2014.
Founded in 1939, NPA is one of Norway's largest non-governmental organizations. Following the principles of solidarity, unity, human dignity, peace and freedom, NPA has got involved in more than 400 projects in 30 countries around the world.
In 2007, NPA began its operations in Vietnam through its financial and technical support for the “Renew” Project as co-sponsor.