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A fifth of Vietnam's soil remains contaminated with unexploded ordnance

VGP – Around 5.6 million hectares of land, or nearly a fifth of land in Viet Nam remains contaminated with unexploded ordnance, Deputy Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet told a regional seminar on Wednesday.

US war veteran to return wartime diary this weekend

A US war veteran will arrive in Vietnam this weekend to return a wartime diary to a Vietnamese family in the central province of Ha Tinh this weekend, according to local authorities.

Wartime bomb safely removed from seabed in Quang Binh

The military force in the central province of Quang Binh has removed a bomb left from wartime from the seabed offshore Quang Trach district and destroyed it safely, the command of the province’s border guard force said on February 19.

Nearly 300 war-time explosives found in Quang Tri

Almost 300 war-time explosives have been discovered in the central province of Quang Tri, thanks to the work of Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and the RENEW project.

VN following South Korean wartime massacre compensation case but ’looks towards future’

Vietnam follows “with keen interest” the case of a Vietnamese citizen seeking compensation from the Republic of Korea (RoK) for its responsibility in the massacre in central Vietnam 55 years ago.

A Kitchen God: how a stove helped save lives

The iconic Bep Hoang Cam has kept Vietnamese soldiers well-fed for decades.

Visit the private museum of war remnants in Ninh Binh

"We display war artifacts so that the next generation can see how parents went through harsh historical periods to gain and maintain independence today," said Mr. Nguyen Van Tu about the museum.

Israeli Ambassador's emotional visit at Road 9 Martyr Cemetery

“In this cemetery alone, there are 10,700 graves. Peace is more important than anything you have in the world,” said Nadav Eshcar, Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam.

General Nguyen Chi Vinh: public awareness about the danger of unexploded bombs needs to be improved

“People cut up bombs or carry them while driving their motorbikes to sell them as scrap metal. So, we need to teach people to be afraid of unexploded bombs,” said Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh.

General Nguyen Chi Vinh: We are paying the debt to soldiers step by step

The Government spends money to clear bombs and mines. Wherever the soil becomes ‘clean’, soldiers’ remains have been exhumed and moved. That means the debt to soldiers is being paid step by step, said Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh.

Attempts to preserve keepsakes from resistance wars

Vietnam’s history of resistance wars against French colonialism and American imperialism has given it many heroes and magnanimous stories.