Vietnam, RoK cooperate in mine action training course

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(VOVWORLD) - A pre-deployment training course for captains and technicians of the mine action for the Republic of Korea (RoK) - Vietnam Peace Village project was opened in Hanoi on Monday.
Vietnam, RoK cooperate in mine action training course - ảnh 1Soldiers of Brigade 543 search for UXOs in Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province. (Photo: VNA)

The course, to last until April 28, is organised by the Vietnam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the UN Development Program (UNDP).

It is the first capacity building activity within the project’s framework and also a compulsory task to be fulfilled before implementing the project so that the participating forces are updated on mine action and unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination in the central provinces of Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, and Thua Thien-Hue.

During the course, participants will be equipped with comprehensive knowledge about UXO and explosive-related issues, data management, quality management in UXO detection and clearance, and financial management, among others, to ensure consistent project implementation and minimise risks.

VNMAC Deputy General Director Col. Le Quang Hop said the VNMAC, KOICA, and UNDP worked together to successfully carry out the Korea-Vietnam Mine Action Project (KVMAP) from 2018 to 2021. Following this project’s success, the three sides continue cooperating to implement the mine action for the Korea-Vietnam Peace Village project to help with socio-economic development and bring about peace and safety for residents in Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, and Thua Thien - Hue.

The project will be carried out from 2024 to 2026, aiming to conduct technical survey of about 15,000ha of land while searching and clearing about 6,000ha of UXO and explosive-contaminated areas in the three provinces.