PANO – Military Zone 5’s UXO Clearance and Environment Centre held a ceremony on July 5th in Da Nang city to mark its 8th anniversary (July 7, 2005) and receive the third class Labour Order of the State, in the presence of Lieutenant General Le Chiem, Commander of Military Zone 5.
The order is to acknowledge achievements of the unit in carrying out its missions.
Over the past years, the centre, with 500 projects, has cleared 90 tons of UXOs and 3,000 hectares of land contaminated with bombs and mines.
Following the tradition, “when drinking water, remember who dug the well”, troops and workers of the unit have built 32 gratitude houses, presented gifts worth VND 600 million to impoverished people and AO victims, and presented over VND 900 million to Military Zone 1 of the Royal Cambodian Army and Division 5 of the Lao People’s Army.
Translated by Tran Hoai