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Xieng Khouang still seeks financial support for UXO clearance

By Vinnaly

(KPL) Xieng Khouang Province is seeking more financial support domestic and foreign donors to fund unexploded ordnance clearance efforts in the province.

Xiengkhuang provicinal auithorities has aimed to have 0.36 per cent of UXO contaminated areas in the province freed from the war legacy this year.

Xieng Khouang Vice Governor, Mr Khampian Sinouanthong told local media yesterday on the occasion of his participation in the monthly cabinet meeting, 22-24 September.

We need to take a long time to resolve this problem as UXOs still covers very large areas and scattering widely in the province. So, we need a lot of fund, he said.

So far this year four live have been reportedly claimed by UXO accidents. Funding is needed for public awareness campaign on UXOs negative impacts and the creation of curriculum to be taught at primary schools in the province.




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