(Bqp.vn) - A conference took place to review the national mine action program in settling war consequences in Vietnam for the 2010 - 2020 period and set up orientation for the 2021 - 2025 period in Hanoi on February 17. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the event and delivered a speech.
Delegates attending the event.
Speaking at the conference, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh praised the success in settling wartime unexploded ordnance (UXO) consequences over the past 10 years, expressing his sincere gratitude to other governments and international organizations for accompanying Vietnam in overcoming war consequences in general and settling wartime UXO ones in particular.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaking at the conference.
He affirmed that Vietnam would continue to be active and proactive in settling wartime UXO consequences. Vietnam is always an active and responsible member of the international community, he stated, calling on other governments, ambassadors, international organisations, and sponsors to continue their support to help Vietnam get rid of the wartime UXO impacts.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and delegates visiting the exhibition area at the event.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and delegates in a joint photo.
During the 2010 - 2020 period, UXO detection and clearance were carried out nearly 500,000 ha at a total cost of more than 12 trillion VND, including the domestic budget and foreign non-refundable aid. Over 5,000 UXO victims and other affected people have received assistance in health care and vocational training. Besides, hundreds of thousands of people, especially those in the areas heavily polluted with UXO, have accessed methods for preventing UXO accidents. The above positive results have brought safe life for the people and made an important contribution to the socio-economic development of the country.
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