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Revival of dead lands
Thanh Hoa
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Revival of dead lands

Thanh Hoa

The exhibition attracts many local and foreign visitors - PHOTOS: THANH HOA

An exhibition on explosive and toxic remnants of war as well as efforts made by the authorities and non-governmental organizations in clearance to make Vietnam a safe and peaceful country is running at the War Remnants Museum in HCMC.

Themed “Revival of dead lands”, the exhibition features 190 items, documents and images related to the U.S. army’s use of bombs and toxic chemicals during the Vietnam War and how the contaminated areas have been treated.

Although the war ended more than 40 years ago, its consequences are still putting adverse impacts on Vietnamese people and environment.

During the Vietnam War, three million people were killed, two million others were injured and nearly five million people were exposed to toxic chemicals.

Most cities and provinces across the country, especially in the central region, are littered with roughly 800,000 tons of bombs, mines and unexploded ordnances left by wars.

A war bomb is discovered and defused in this photo

Between 1961 and 1971, the U.S. army sprayed nearly 80 million liters of toxic chemicals, 61% of which was dioxin, onto central and southern Vietnam, destroying more than three million hectares of forest.

The exhibition, opened to visitors until August 20, seeks to apprise the public of the consequences of wars and call on the people to join hands to restore the environment, bring life back the dead lands and support war victims.

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