Update news UXOs

Revival of life in UXO-contaminated land

The estimated number of remaining UXO in Vietnam was around 800,000 tonnes, affecting over 6.1 million hectares, accounting for over 18 per cent of the country’s total area.

Vietnam approves UXO consequence action programme for 2023-2025

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed a decision approving a 2023-2025 national action programme on the settlement of consequences of unexploded ordnances (UXOs) left by the war.

Selfie with a bomb

 VietNamNet Bridge – A resident of Duong Hoa Commune in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue went out last Tuesday looking for honey. Instead, he found a bomb in the local Dai Bac Forest. 

US students learn about wartime UXO issues in Vietnam

  VietNamNet Bridge – A delegation from the US’s Salisbury University learned about wartime unexploded ordnance (UXO) and landmine-related issues in Vietnam in Hanoi on January 7.

Experts propose upgrading rehab centers in HCMC

Experts propose upgrading rehab centers in HCMC; UN backs VN in gender-based violence prevention; Australian woman held for attempting to smuggle heroin; Woman seized for meth trafficking; Three die, three injured in house fire

VN mulls Criminal Code improvements

Over 4.8 million kids vaccinated against measles-rubella; Japan proposes underground malls at future metro station; War-left bomb safely deactivated in Yen Bai provinve; Regional minimum wages to be increased from next year

Japan to ease visa rules for Vietnam

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 17 announced plans to relax visa rules for tourists from Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines in a bid to double the number of foreign visitors ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Unexploded bomb unearthed in Dak Nong

 VietNamNet Bridge – A 300-kg bomb was discovered just about 200m away from the trail of locals in Dak R’lap District in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on August 21.