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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The iconic Bep Hoang Cam has kept Vietnamese soldiers well-fed for decades.
"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.
“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.
“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.
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.
Vietnam’s history of resistance wars against French colonialism and American imperialism has given it many heroes and magnanimous stories.