|Sappers detected an unexplosive bomd in Thach My Commune, Loc Ha District in Ha Tinh Province. — Photo baohatinh.vn
HA TINH (VNS) — A thorough exercise to destroy bombs and other war-era explosive devices will be conducted in three districts of the central Ha Tinh Province, following a recent government approval.
The exercise will be conducted in the districts of Ky Anh, Huong Son and Can Loc, where war-era explosive devices are lying scattered over 2,550ha of land in 12 communes.
It will take two years for the programme, which will use US$3.9 million from the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund, to investigate and remove the devices from the field sites. But the commencement date and implementing agency of the programme have not yet been decided.
The country has 800,000 tonnes of war-era bombs and explosive devices in many localities, with the maximum being in central provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Quang Tri, as well as Thua Thien– Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai.
An estimate by the labour, invalids and social affairs ministry said it would take the country 300 years to destroy all the remaining devices. — VNS