THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS) – The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has funded a project to help the central province of Thua Thien-Hue disarm unexploded ordnances (UXOs) left over from the war, according to the provincial People's Committee.
The ministry pledged EUR257,911 (US$359,940) to clear bombs and mines in A Luoi district and build a mine action database and information management system for the province, where many fierce battles took place during the American War.
In 2012, the German ministry funded similar projects in A Luoi and Quang Dien district, which turned nearly 220ha contaminated by UXOs into farming land. It also supported locals in agricultural activities and raised their awareness of UXO risks, according to Nguyen Thanh Binh, director of the provincial Department for External Relations. — VNS