Major General Le Hien Van, Deputy-Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, member of Steering Committee 504, and representatives from Military Region 9, Can Tho city and Hau Giang province attended the event.

 An art performance at the program

Speaking at the program, General Van held that the whole society should join hands to overcome the aftermath of UXOs in post-war time. People’s awareness of preventing accidents related to bombs and mines has been raised over recent times, however, information dissemination should be accelerated to further foster the community’s responsibilities, he added.

Major General Le Hien Van (right) presenting gifts to local UXO victims

During the exchange, the Executive Agency of Steering Committee 504 handed over VND 180 million in cash and 15 gifts to UXO victims from Can Tho City and Hau Giang province.

Earlier in the day, the agency, in association with the Military Region 9 Command, opened an exhibition displaying bombs, mines and UXOs at the military’s regional museum.

Translated by Trung Thanh