Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh addressing the ceremony. 
Present at the event were Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy-Defense Minister, Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, Senior Lieutenant General Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy-Chief-of-the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army as well as members of the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and Toxic Chemical Consequences, amongst others.

The project will be implemented by the Air Defense and Air Force Command with a total capital of VND 270 billion, half of the sum is from the State budget and the remaining is from the military spending.

Accordingly, by 2020, they will build structures to stop further leaks of dioxin into environment, cement isolation fences, and sites to gather dioxin-contaminated soils and sediments.

The project is to prepare for the coming plan between the Vietnamese and US Governments to clean up dioxin contaminated hotspot at Bien Hoa airbase as well as to show the Vietnamese Government’s responsibility in addressing the post-war Agent Orange/dioxin issues in Vietnam.

Translated by Van Hieu