Vietnam is one of the countries suffering from heavy consequences of post-war bombs, mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO). The country has implemented measures to clear bombs, mines and explosives.
International donors and non-governmental organisations have supported Vietnam in UXO clearance and assisted bomb and mine victims.
|The Prime Minister approved a national action programme to tackle the impact of post-war bombs and mines during the 2010 to 2025 period on April 21, 2010. In the photo: The Vietnam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) organises a conference reviewing the results of a technical survey project to identify areas contaminated with bombs, mines and unexploded ordnances in Thua Thien-Hue province, November 17, 2020. (Photo: VNA)|
|Since 1975, bombs, mines and unexploded ordnances have killed more than 40,000 people and left 60,000 others injured, most of whom are sole breadwinners and children. (Photo: VNA)|
|Founded in August 2018, MAT 19, the only all-female one in the 40 landmines clearance teams operated by the British-based NGO Mines Advisory Group in Quang Tri province, has the task of clearing unexploded ordnances with specialized equipment. (Photo: VNA)|
|The bomb and mine clearance working team under the Engineering Brigade 414 of Military Region 4 clears bombs and mines in Thuong Thanh area, Hue city to implement a project on population relocation and site clearance in area I of Hue Imperial Citadel relic site, April 2020. (Photo: VNA)|
|The People’s Committee of Thua Thien-Hue province and the Danish Demining Group sign an MOU on a project to minimize risks of ordnance left by the war in the province, June 1, 2017. (Photo: VNA)|
|With domestic resources and international supports, Vietnam clears 40,000 - 50,000 ha of bomb and mine contaminated areas every year. (Photo: VNA)|
|Lieutenant Colonel Shahab Udin, member of the United Nations Quality Assessment and Consultancy Team – AAV, instructs the engineer soldiers at Brigade 249 to clear bombs and mines, June 2017. (Photo: VNA)|
|Minister of Defense Ngo Xuan Lich, Deputy Head of the 504 Steering Committee and delegates visit a pavilion of bomb and mine exhibits at the inaugural ceremony of the Headquarters of the Vietnam National Mine Action Centre in Hanoi, October 20, 2016. (Photo: VNA)|
|The Ministry of National Defense and the Korea International Cooperation Agency in Vietnam sign a record of discussion for a project on Vietnam - Korea cooperation to recover from the consequences of post-war bombs and mines, Hanoi, June 14, 2016.( Photo: VNA)|
|The UK non-governmental organisation Landmine Advisory Group (MAG) organises a ceremony to raise awareness of students' prevention of bombs, mines and explosives accidents at Nguyen Hien Secondary School in Thang Binh district, Quang Nam province, April 2013. (Photo: VNA)|
|The National Steering Committee on the National Plan of Action for Overcoming Consequences of Explosive Remnants of War and the US Department of State sign a MOU on cooperation in addressing the consequences of explosive remnants of war in Vietnam, Hanoi, December 16, 2013. (Photo: VNA)|
|he National Steering Committee on the National Plan of Action for Overcoming Consequences of Explosive Remnants of War, the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Mine Remedy (GICHD) and the International Center – Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (IC-VVAF) sign a MOU on cooperation and assistance in overcoming the consequences of bombs and mines in Vietnam in the 2012 – 2015 period, Hanoi, March 27, 2013. (Photo: VNA)|
|The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland sign a MOU on strengthening Irish Government commitments and funding for mine clearance activities in Vietnam, October 29, 2012. (Photo: VNA)|
|With domestic resources and international supports, each year, Vietnam clears 40,000 - 50,000 ha of bomb and mine contaminated areas. In the photo: Unit 319 soldiers clear bombs and mines in Hoa Phuoc Village, Hoa Nhon Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City, December 2012. (Photo: VNA)|
Vietnam spent a total of VND12.6 trillion ($545 million) on bomb and mine detection and clearance during the 2010-2020 period,
The central province of Quang Tri has to date received over 100 million USD from international donors to help its post-war bomb and mine clearance efforts.