KVMAP - Korea-Viet Nam Mine Action Project

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

Landmines, cluster munitions and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) continue to pose a threat to the lives and livelihoods of the people of Viet Nam. The Korea-Viet Nam Mine Action Project aims to strengthen the governance and management of national mine action activities to promote human safety and development in contaminated areas.

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 Viet Nam and the United Nations in Viet Nam. Specifically, the project aims to support the Government of Viet Nam in the implementation of the National Mine Action Program for 2010 – 2025, known as the Program 504, through programmatic and technical support necessary to sustainably pursue the targets set out in this ambitious Program.

 

WHAT WE DO

 

KEY RESULTS FOR YEAR 2019

1. Survey and Clearance

  • 16,806ha was surveyed and 4,104ha were cleared.

2. Information Management 

  • VNMAC website, a primary vehicle for project information sharing, was upgraded.

3. Mine Risk Education

  • Two clips conveying MRE messages were produced and televised in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh.
  • The first EORE event in a school integrated with COVID-19 intervention was organized for high level visit

4. Victim Assistance

5. Capacity Building

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Supporting UXO survivors tide over COVID-19 

In response to COVID-19, UNDP and KOICA provided packages of food, masks, and hand sanitizers to more than 9,100 UXO survivors and their families in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces. 

 

Livestream launch of Rapid Assessment on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities in Viet Nam  

In Viet Nam, findings from a new rapid assessment reveal that 82 percent of respondents express concern about protecting their health and 96 percent of PwDs expressed concern for their financial security during COVID-19.

Removing all landmines and unexploded ordnance in Việt Nam by 2030, can it be done?

On International Mine Awareness Day 4 April, UNDP and KOICA call for action as part of a Decade of Mine Action to give back the land to local communities, leave no-one behind and ensure we fulfill the development aspirations of those who need it the most. 

For a Vietnam free from mine accidents

Today, the youth is determined to be the first generation to break with the deadly legacy of war. To do that, UNDP supports them in finding creative ways to convey mine risk messages, to protect themselves, their families and other children.

More stories in ENGLISH and VIETNAMESE

 

VIDEOS

Supporting UXO survivors to tide over COVID-19
International Mine Awareness Day 4 April 2020
Safe Ground - UNDP Vietnam
Launching Database on PwD and UXO survivors

More videos in English or Vietnamese HERE

 

LATEST NEWS

Mine accident education in Quang Binh
Country Director of KOICA Vietnam experienced realistic mine-clearing process in Quang Binh
UNDP, KOICA and VNMAC representatives were impressed by the changes in the lives of local people in Quang Binh
With the support from UNDP and KOICA, Mr. Theu, an UXO victim who lost his hand due to mine accident, has been fitted with a newly functional prosthetic arm that helps him to perform daily activities more easily
First-ever official database on persons with disabilities and unexploded ordnance survivors in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces launched
UNDP-KOICA partnership key to Mine Action project's success
South Korea commits $20 mln to landmine clearance in Vietnam
Within the framework of KVMAP, 200 bomb and mine detectors were given to the VNMAC in Quang Binh province
Hundreds of local students and soldiers marched through big streets of Quy Nhon city to convey a message calling for joint efforts in addressing consequences of post-war UXO
The official launch of KVMAP in Dong Hoi city on 9 March 2018

BLOGS

Discovering the larger impact of our work
Working for development and ethnic minority communities

More news about us in ENGLISH and in VIETNAMESE

 

PUBLICATIONS

Rapid Assessment of the Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities in Viet Nam
Vietnam Mine Action Capacity Assessments Report

 

INVOLVED PARTERS

CONTACT US

Nils Christensen

  • Chief Technical Advisor, Mine Action, UNDP Viet Nam
  • Email: nils.christensen@undp.org

Bui Phuong Tra

  • Programme Analyst, UNDP Viet Nam
  • Email: bui.phuong.tra@undp.org

Nguyen Viet Lan

  • Communications Officer, UNDP Viet Nam
  • Email: nguyen.viet.lan@undp.org

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