Delegates at the seminar

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet said in Vietnam, nearly 20% of land area (or about 5.6 million hectares), remain contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO).

Therefore, overcoming consequences of bombs and mines continues to be an urgent requirement and an indispensable part in the process of post-war recovery and reconstruction, peace building, and realization of sustainable development goals following the spirit of "No one is left behind." This is a consistent policy and stance and strong message that Vietnam has spread to the world and actively observed in the country.   

In the two-day event, the seminar with seven discussions focused on sharing of experience in overcoming consequences of post-war UXO among Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, the importance of effective information management, the tripartite cooperation model of UNDP/KOICA/Vietnam, technological advances and application of them to work, and regional cooperation mechanism in the field.

Translated by Tran Hoai