Request for clearing mines and unexploded ordnance in Quang Nam

QNN |

(QNO) - Vice Chairman of the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee Tran Anh Tuan had a meeting with Jan Erik Stoa- Country Director of Norwegian People's Aid Vietnam (NPA) on May 6.

Vice Chairman Anh (Right) and Mr. Jan Erik Stoa.
Vice Chairman Anh (Right) and Mr. Jan Erik Stoa.
 

Reported from the Vietnam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC), Quang Nam is one of the most affected places by mine and bomb pollution in Vietnam.

226 out of 239 communes in Quang Nam province are affected by unexploded ordnance left from wars. 360,097 hectares, accounting for 34.6% of the total area of the province, is contaminated with mines.

Therefore, Quang Nam asks for NPA’s help to clear mines and unexploded ordnance, overcome the consequences of war and create sustainable livelihoods for war victims.

Scene of the meeting
Scene of the meeting
 

Jan Erik Stoa said that NPA wants to  expand its operation in Quang Nam.

NPA is a Norwegian non-governmental organization that provides support for demining, environmental rehabilitation, reduction of war consequences; mine victims and development assistance.

NPA is working in Vietnam’s provinces/cities including Hanoi, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue and Kon Tum.