USAID Funds Soil Decontamination in Vietnam Airport

    The U.S. Agency for International Development is planning to spend some USD34 million to help the Vietnamese government rehabilitate the soil around Hanoi’s No Bai International Airport.

    The soil near the airport and in several parts of Vietnam is contaminated with Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military for its herbicidal warfare program during the Vietnam War, Vietnam News reports.

    Over the past three years, USAID has provided some USD20 million to various non-governmental organizations in support of decontamination of soil around Vietnam. USAID’s next priority areas are reportedly the Phu Cat district in central Binh Dinh and Bien Hoa district in Dong Nai.

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