Korea - Viet Nam Mine Action Project


The project is aligned with the Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) 2016-2020, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with particular relevance to SDG 11 and SDG 16, the 2017-2021 One Strategic Plan between the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the United Nations in Vietnam. This task mainly aims to strengthen the governance and management of the national mine action programme in Vietnam. Specifically, the project aims to support the Government of Vietnam in the implementation of the National Mine Action Program for 2010 – 2025, known as the Program 504, through programmatic and technical support necessary to pursue the targets set out in this ambitious Program. Hence, the Vietnam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC), the Ministry of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the Ministry of Defense, Binh Dinh and Quang Binh Provincial People’s Committees will act as responsible partners. The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) will also be involved as focal point for the Mine Action Partnership Group (MAPG).

The project was officially launched in Quang Binh on 9 March 2018 with participation of representatives from KOICA, UNDP and the government of Korea and Vietnam including Minister at the ROK Embassy in Vietnam Lee Miyon and Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of National Defense, Nguyen Chi Vinh.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the Government of Vietnam in charge of the Mine Action including the Vietnam Mine Action National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC), the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the Ministry of Defense, Binh Dinh and Quang Binh Provincial People’s Committee, as well as the UXO/mine victims who will be provided with active supports. Indirect beneficiaries are the Vietnamese people who will benefit from recovering land and restoring economy. 

Key Objective

  • Enhance the capacity of public administration of Mine Action through capacity building of the VNMAC and MOLISA for sector-wide planning and prioritization, monitoring and evaluation;
  •  Conduct technical surveys, safe and effective clearance of an estimated 8,000 hectares (based on survey results) in priority areas in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces; 
  • Develop and deliver appropriate and effective support to UXO victims, targeted in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces, and support further development of relevant aspects of national systems for persons with disabilities; support mine risk awareness raising and education for people in the project’s provinces. 
  • Improve bomb/mine risk management nationwide, including improving the capacity to manage mine action information across the country. 

What are the project's key results?

Expected Results

  • Institutional capacities of VNMAC and MOLISA are strengthened to further improve the contribution of the mine action activities for human development in contaminated areas
  • Contaminated communities in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh are cleaner through UXO interventions for support of human development, dignity and livelihoods

Key Components

The project includes four components as follows: 

  • Survey and Clearance: Conducting surveys to identify the Confirmed Hazardous Areas (CHAs), recording these findings in the Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA) and undertaking the clearance of the CHAs; training on new techniques and technology is included;
  • Information Management: Improving the available information for the UXO/mine action sector to support informed policy making and task prioritization; establishing a Coordination Office and Database Center for Mine Action under VNMAC in Da Nang; training staff and providing technical hardware and assistance for information management of mine action 
  • Mine Risk Education: Organizing workshops for relevant stakeholders to share best practices for risk education; training relevant professionals and other persons engaged in risk education; and identifying best practices useful for expansion in other areas or nationwide risk education programme 
  • Victims Assistance: Collecting and recording in IMSMA data of UXO/mine victims in the Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces, ensuring that information is shared with the information systems of the Social Protection and Social Security of the MOLISA; and providing medical and rehabilitation services, as well as skills and vocational training and job placement for identified survivors of UXO or mine accidents


Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency

Project Number Funding Project Owner Implementing Partner
00101989 29,502,000 USD Vietnam National Mine Action Center UNDP Viet Nam

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