55 years ago when the US army began spraying the herbicide dioxin in Vietnamese fields and villages resulting in horrifying effects of the chemical until today. From 1961 to 1971, the US forces sprayed over 80 million liters of toxic chemicals throughout parts of Vietnam, including AO/Dioxin.
Exchanging with the families of AO/Dioxin victims and outstanding units in taking care of AO/Dioxin victims
Addressing the ceremony, Mr.Liem shared the losses and pain with AO/dioxin victims; spoke highly of contributions by provincial Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin and its branches, praised outstanding officials, members and AO/dioxin victims who surmounted difficulties to rise up. He also suggested sectors, authorities at all levels and mass organizations in the province to speed up propaganda work, raising public awareness of the harmfulness of AO/dioxin; regularly make activities taking care of AO/dioxin victims…
On this occasion, provincial People’s Committee awarded the emulation banner for the best unit of the emulation bloc of provincial Union of Science-Technology Associations to the association. The association also presented the certificates of merit to 42 outstanding collectives and individuals while offering gifts worth VND400,000 each funded by Kim Oanh Real Estate Company to 200 AO/dioxin victims.
Tran Thanh Liem (first right), Vice-Chairman of provincial People’s Committee awarding the emulation banner to the association
Outstanding collectives, individuals awarded the certificates of merit of the association
Reported by Thien Ly-Translated by Que Chi