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Vietnam, US celebrate dioxin remediation at Da Nang airport

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A ceremony was held on November 9 to mark the successful joint projects to remediate dioxin at the Da Nang Airport.

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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Jr. and Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the People’s Army of Vietnam Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Phuong Nam attended the event.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnam Ministry of National Defence first launched the project in 2012, which culminated in the treatment of more than 90,000 cubic meters of contaminated material and contained another 60,000 cubic meters of lower risk material.  

Shannon stated that the Da Nang Airport project stands as a symbol of the growing US-Vietnamese partnership and demonstrates how both countries can turn past issues of contention into new areas of cooperation.  

The Under Secretary also highlighted that the Da Nang Airport remediation project has enabled Da Nang city to build an airport extension that will bring new prosperity and growth to the Vietnamese people.

In anticipation of President Donald Trump’s visit to Vietnam, Under Secretary Shannon announced that the United States is committed to contributing to joint US-Vietnam dioxin remediation efforts at the Bien Hoa Airbase.  

A 2016 US-Vietnam joint environmental assessment found that the volume of dioxin contamination at Bien Hoa Airbase makes it the largest dioxin hot spot in Vietnam, highlighting the significance of this next area of cooperation. 

As the United States and Vietnam close the door on a painful wartime legacy and open the door into a new era of partnership, Under Secretary Shannon and Lieutenant General Nam said that the US and Vietnamese people would cross the threshold together into a shared future of prosperity and peace.

 

Source: VietNamNet

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