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3/14/2019 9:23:02 AM

25 unexploded mortars in Quang Tri’s Gio Linh townlet removed

A mobile Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team of NPA-Project RENEW has safely removed 25 mortar rounds from an under-construction house’s foundation of a family in Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province on March 13.
Team Leader Truong Cong Vien and his team member Ngoc Tran remove munitions from the foundation. Source: NPA-Project RENEW.

Team Leader Truong Cong Vien and his team member Ngoc Tran remove munitions from the foundation. Source: NPA-Project RENEW.

Tran Vinh Thanh Danh, a resident of Quarter 6 in Gio Linh Townlet, expressed his gratitude to the NPA-Project RENEW. “We are so glad and now feel safe on our own land,” said the 39-year-old father of three. “Thanks to the team’s quick response, my workers can continue working with peace of mind,” he added.

According to Team Leader Truong Van Vien who is in charge of NPA-Project RENEW’s EOD Team No. 3, the task on Wednesday morning was to respond to an emergency call to the Quang Tri Mine Action Center.

“Because most of these mortar rounds are unfired and others lost fuzes, our team will transport them to our disposal site for safe destruction,” said Vien.

Totally 25 mortar rounds, most of which are unfired and others have missing fuzes, are safely removed from the foundation and pending for transportation. Source: NPA-Project RENEW.

During the past four years, EOD teams managed by NPA-Project RENEW have found and safely destroyed nearly 2,000 cluster munitions and other UXO in Gio Linh District.

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) Survey & Clearance Program implemented at Project RENEW (Restoring the Environment and Neutralizing the Effects of the War) is funded by the U.S. Department of State and the DFID - UK Department for International Development, and a cooperation project between NPA and Quang Tri Province Department of Foreign Affairs./.

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