US and Vietnam address war consequences

by VTV419 October 2017 Last updated at 09:23 AM

Ted Yoho (R), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific under the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, during a field trip to the dioxin treatment site at Da Nang airport (Photo: VNA)
Ted Yoho (R), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific under the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, during a field trip to the dioxin treatment site at Da Nang airport (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - This week, a delegation of US Congressmen paid a field visit to the dioxin treatment site at the Da Nang International Airport.

The delegation was headed by Ted Yoho, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific under the US House Foreign Affairs Committee. Here, the congressmen heard updates on the treatment process of dioxin contamination in the area - one of the consequences of the American war in Vietnam.

The congressmen expressed their belief in the continued cooperation between Vietnam and the US in addressing the consequences of war, including but not limited to dioxin contamination and unexploded ordinances, among others.

Official statistics showed that nearly 61,300 square kilometers of land in all 63 provinces and cities across Vietnam, or 18.82 percent of the country's total area, have been contaminated with explosive objects left from the war, with the central province of Quang Tri being the most contaminated locality.

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