During the period, the province built and operated a Mine Action Centre and updated database for the effort.

Source: VNA

As many as 733 employees in foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and 143 local workers have received certificates for UXO clearance.

The effort was incorporated into local socio-economic development plan. Meanwhile, foreign NGOs funded USD7.6 billion for its activities.

As of late May, humanitarian UXO clearance projects worth nearly USD9 million were launched.

Since 2016, foreign NGOs have deactivated UXO on more than 5,500ha, or 157 percent of the plan, launched 62 development projects and offered support to over 600 victims and their families.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Hoang Nam asked units concerned to work closely with authorities to push up the work, towards turning Quang Tri into one of the first localities nationwide safe from UXO by 2025.

Quang Tri is one of the most heavily contaminated localities with UXO in the country as it is the frontier of the sides during the war./.