|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:14:30 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: "Vietnam to publish unexploded ordnance map to curb casualties"|
Vietnam to publish unexploded ordnance map to curb casualties Thanh Nien News (Vietnam) June 16, 2016 Vietnam, where incidents linked to unexploded ordnance kill more than 1,500 people and maim another 2,200 a year, is set to publish a map showing all the high-risk sites soon in an effort to cut the number of deadly blasts. News website VnExpress on Wednesday cited Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh as saying that the project is nearly completed after "many years of work." The map, which will be updated every year, is expected to reduce casualties caused by UXO and help authorities tackle the problem effectively, according to the website. Official figures show UXO threatens around 6.1 million hectares, or more than 18 percent of land in Vietnam. Vietnamese agencies together with non-government organizations now deal with 30,000-35,000 hectares of contaminated land every year, according to data from the Ministry of Defense. … For the entire article, see http://www.thanhniennews.com/society/vietnam-to-publish-unexploded-ordnance-map-to-curb-casualties-63165.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
Prev by Date: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: MEDIA RELEASE: Defense Amendment Seeks Safe Disposal of Conventional Munitions Stockpile|
Next by Date: [CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: South Korean "Court orders release of information on U.S. military base pollution"
Prev by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: MEDIA RELEASE: Defense Amendment Seeks Safe Disposal of Conventional Munitions Stockpile|
Next by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: South Korean "Court orders release of information on U.S. military base pollution"