US$150,000 spent on upgrading social protection centre for AO/dioxin victims

Update: October, 11/2019 - 09:57


Works have started on the upgrading of social protection centre for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims with US$150,000 funding from the Republic of Korea’s Gyeonggi Province. —Photo

HÀ NỘI — A social protection centre for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims has received US$150,000 from the government of the Republic of Korea’s Gyeonggi Province to upgrade its facility.

The project aims at creating a fresh, comfortable atmosphere for victims so they will be in good spirits and improve their rehabilitation.

The centre in Hà Nội’s Thạch Thất District was put into operation five years ago. It has a 70-room nursery house for victims, a detoxification and a rehabilitation house and a dining room for about 150 people. A number of centre’s items have been degraded and needed repairing to improve its operational efficiency.

President of the Việt Nam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin Nguyễn Văn Rinh thanked the government and people of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea for supporting victims.

“Once the project completed, the effectiveness of treatment, rehabilitation for AO/dioxin victims would be enhanced,” he said.

The upgrading of the project started on Thursday and the project is expected to be finished by February next year. — VNS