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Ambassador Tina Kaidanow visits NPA-Project RENEW | by Project RENEW
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Ambassador Tina Kaidanow visits NPA-Project RENEW

"As we see in Europe, where unexploded bombs dating as far back as World War I are regularly unearthed, it will never be possible to clear every piece of unexploded ordnance in Vietnam. Rather, our objective is to help Vietnam become “impact free,” once all explosives have been safely cleared from areas that pose an immediate threat to people and their access to their homes, water, agricultural land or key infrastructure. As in several post-conflict countries that have reached impact-free status with support from U.S. conventional weapons destruction projects, we are focusing our clearance efforts through technical surveys and by training and hiring local residents, thus improving Vietnam’s own capacity to manage threats from unexploded ordnance."

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Taken on January 31, 2018