Heavily bombed province to clear 42 million sq.m. of land from cluster bombs in 2024

February 05, 2024

QUẢNG TRỊ — The central province of Quảng Trị has assigned organisations to clear about 42 million sq.m. of land contaminated with cluster bombs this year, said its steering committee for settling war-left unexploded ordnance (UXO) consequences. From 2015 to April 2023, the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) surveyed traces of cluster bombs in all accessible areas in Quảng Trị. It found 1,270 dangerous areas covering 615 sq.km of cluster bomb-polluted land, including 173 sq.km already cleared by international non-governmental organisations and the provincial Military Command and the remaining 442 sq.km. That has helped draw maps of confirmed dangerous areas and identify all the places contaminated with bombs, mines, and explosive materials needing clearance.

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