|A Vietnam Post staff member takes pictures of a martyr’s tomb while collecting data for the web portal. VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A web page containing information on martyrs and where they are buried will be launched this Thursday.
The website, thongtinlietsi.gov.vn has been designed by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and Vietnam Post.
Relatives and comrades can supply additional information about fallen soldiers which will be added to the site.
The portal would help people to find their relatives more quickly, said Đào Ngọc Dung, minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The website provides a list of martyrs’ cemeteries nationwide, maps, an overview image of the cemeteries, and details of the graves.
Minister Dung said the portal was only the first step. Local MOLISA agencies needed to co-operate with Vietnam Post to review the information, note any data changes and update images. Authorities also needed to continue examining DNA to establish identities.
Vietnam Post said that 836,700 martyrs’ graves over three thousand cemeteries had been documented, with almost 2.6 million images.
According to MOLISA’s Department of Devotee People, there are still over 200,000 unidentified bodies and over 300,000 bodies with insufficient information relating to them. — VNS