|VNA general director Nguyen Duc Loi (L) and VAVA president Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh.— VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— Vietnam News Agency and the Viet Nam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) yesterday signed an agreement of information co-operation for the next three years.
Nguyen Thi Binh, former Vice President of Viet Nam and honorary president of VAVA, said co-operation would help make positive impacts on the community and help people within and outside the country understand more about the situations of the victims of agent orange/dioxin.
Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh, VAVA president, said the Vietnam News Agency, with 70 years of experience domestically and internationally, would continue to be the leading communicator in the field of Agent Orange.
According to VNA general director Nguyen Duc Loi, since its launch in 2006, the agency's Agent Orange Relief Fund has offered VND4.2 billion (over US$201,900) and gifts to nearly 3,100 victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin in 63 cities and provinces throughout the country.
The fund has also been working to complete a project to build 42 houses for the victims. It also acts as a co-ordinator for those who want to contribute to helping disabled people and the victims of AO in Viet Nam. — VNS