Norway assisted Vietnam remove bomb in Thua Thien-Hue

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Dung shook hands with NPA Country Director Jan Erik Stoa at the working session. (Photo:

The Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) will continuously support Thua Thien-Hue in accelerating the implementation of the “Explosive Remnant of War Risk Reduction” project in 2018-2020 period.

By maintaining the coordination with relevant agencies of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, NPA has been helping the province to collect almost 10,000 bombs, mines and explosive objects.

As the result, the environment has been restored for over 14,917ha of land and the risks of death and injuries for local residents have been eliminated.

According to VNA, this confirmation was announced by Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Dung following his working session with Jan Erik Stoa, NPA Country Director in Vietnam.

In the statement, Nguyen Dung shared that with more than 170,400ha or 35 percent of the province’s total area, Thua Thien – Hue was considered one of the provinces that have the highest level of pollution by mines and bombs in Vietnam.

Since 2010, NPA has actively sponsored Thua Thien-Hue over 64 billion VND (2.7 million USD) for humanitarian projects and those on post-war bomb and mine clearance, especially the “Explosive Remnant of War Risk Reduction” project.

As pledged, NPA committed to continuing to grant 14 billion VND to projects in 2018-2020 period, Dung stated.

Established in 1939, NPA, one of Norway’s largest non-profit and politically independent organization, has been supporting in mine clearance activities in Vietnam since 2008.

Source: VNA

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