Cache of Hundreds of Wartime Munitions Discovered on Clearance Site in Gio Linh

Posted on July 7, 2023 View all News

Gio Linh, Quang Tri (5 July 2023) — Clearance teams managed by Norwegian People’s Aid/Project RENEW on Wednesday discovered more than 200 pieces of unexploded ordnance while clearing a contaminated area in Ha Loi Trung Village of Trung Giang Commune.

Team leader Tran Xuan Hung checks the cache of unexploded ordnance found on the clearance site.

NPA/RENEW Operations Manager Mai Van Viet and Vietnam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)instructors directed VNMAC trainees who were in the final week of an EOD Level 1 Course with NPA/RENEW to participate in the identification of the explosives.

Ops Manager Mai Van Viet assists VNMAC EOD trainees identify the munitions.

All the munitions, confirmed to be save-to-remove items, were later transported by NPA/RENEW EOD team to our central demolition site for safe destruction.

NPA/RENEW Clearance Program in Quang Tri Province is funded by the U.S. Department of State.

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