Monday, December 5, 2011

Vietnam seeks $500 mln to clear war-era bombs

[ Reuters ] 5 Dec

Vietnam is seeking $500 million in assistance from domestic and international sources to help clear war-era bombs and mines and reduce the difficulties for its people and land contaminated by unexploded ordnance, officials said on Monday.

Unexploded ordnance UXO.L has killed more than 42,000 people and injured more than 62,000 nearly four decades after the war ended, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told the gathering.


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