PART 2: Joint efforts needed to relieve “Orange” pain

PART 2: Joint efforts needed to relieve “Orange” pain

PANO - Besides casualties resulted from war-left explosives, mines and bombs, the residues of toxic chemicals / dioxin in Vietnam also have serious consequences. During the war, the US military carried out 19,905 sorties, spraying about 80 million liters of toxic chemicals onto nearly 26,000 villages covering an area of about 3.06 million hectares in southern Vietnam. 61% of these toxic chemicals are Agent Orange, containing 366kg dioxin.

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Various activities in response to Youth Month

PANO - The Youth Union chapter of the People's Army Newspaper (PAN), in association with the Youth Union chapters of units outside the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, on March 23 organized many activities in Dinh Hoa district to mark the 88th founding anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Youth Month 2019.

Signal Techniques College established


PANO – Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, attended a ceremony to announce the decision of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs on the establishment of the Signal Techniques College of the Signal Arm.
Vietnamese warship heads to LIMA 2019

PANO - Frigate 012 - Ly Thai To of Vietnam on March 20 left Cam Ranh Military Port in Khanh Hoa province for Malaysia to participate in the 2019 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 2019) and then visit Myanmar from March 23 to April 14.

Lao high-ranking political delegation visits Military Region 9


PANO - A high-ranking delegation of the General Department of Politics of the Lao People's Army (LPA), led by Lieutenant General Thongloi Silivong, Lao Deputy Defense Minister and Director of the VLA’s General Department of Politics, visited Military Region (MR) 9 on March 20.
“Coast guards stand side-by-side with fishermen” program reviewed

PANO - The Coast Guard Region 1 Command has just organized a conference to review the 2 years implementing “Coast guards stand side-by-side with fishermen” program in the 2017-2018 period.

Free health check-ups offered to needy people


PANO – The Cam Hai Dong Border Guard Station, in association with the Women's Unions in Cam Lam district, on March 23 provided free health check-ups and medicines to policy families in border areas at the Political Fostering Center in Cam Lam district, Khanh Hoa province.
Logistics Museum receives war keepsakes

PANO – The Logistics Museum held a ceremony on March 20 to receive items of the military logistic sector in Hanoi.

Ex-Vietnamese voluntary soldiers visit Cambodia


First Vice President of the Cambodian Senate Sim Ka hosted a reception for a delegation of former Vietnamese voluntary soldiers in Phnom Penh on March 20.
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