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UXO clearance authority seeks more funding

The government has called for more support for UXO clearance operations, with 132,000 hectares of land having been surveyed and confirmed to be contaminated with unexploded ordnance.Director General of the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, ...

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Lao Authorities report UXO clearance funding shortfall

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government requires an additional US$4.5 million this year to effectively carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations including mine surveys and clearance along with risk education and victim assistance.The information was reported on Friday during the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO ...

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