Norway finances projects on neutralising effects of war
  • | VNA | November 29, 2011 07:43 PM

The Norway People’s Aid (NPA) will provide USD2.9 million to a project on neutralising the effects of war, aiming at minimising deaths and injures by unexploded ordinances (UXO) in the central province of Quang Tri.

Under a document to this effect, signed on Nov. 28 between the Quang Tri Provincial People’s Committee and the NPA, the Restoring the Environment and Neutralising the Effects of the War (RENEW) Project will be implemented in the 2012-2014 period with the component of clearing mines and bombs in Quang Tri.

Under the project, the NPA will help communal and district authorities in their strategic development targets with focus on making plans and coordinating resources in bombs and mines clearance activities and improving capacity for local staff to settle UXOs in a sustainable manner.

The cooperation programme will be implemented in Trieu Phong, Cam Lo and Hai Lang districts and will be expanded to the mountainous district of Dakrong.

The NPA is an international non-governmental organisation operating in the humanitarian bomb and mine field. It operates in more than 30 nations with about 300 projects around the world.

The organisation started operation in Vietnam from 2007 through financial and technical assistance to the RENEW project as a co-donor.

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