US NGO raises money to build houses in Quang Tri
Speaking at the function held in
“We welcome and highly appreciate the efforts of PeaceTrees Vietnam and other humanitarian organisations to heal the wounds left by the war and promote friendship between the people of the two countries,” said the Vietnamese diplomat.
Over the past 10 years, the organisation has helped local people in Quang Tri province clear landmines and other explosives on 375 ha of land, remove 13,000 ordnance items and plant 32,500 trees.
It has provided mine awareness education for 13,000 local people, mainly children, built a number of houses, seven libraries and three kindergartens and provided assistance to more than 600 UXO victims throughout the locality.