HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam Association for Supporting Unexploded Ordnance/Mine Action (VNASMA) in co-operation with the Da Nang's People's Committee has announced plans to establish a Da Nang Association branch.
Bombs and mines left from wartime have killed over 42,000 people and injured another 62,000, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The amount of unexploded bombs and mines is estimated to be around 800,000 tonnes. As many as 9,200 communes are contaminated by unexploded ordnances, accounting for 21 per cent the country's area. — VNS