|Target date for completion of clearance||4|
|National funding of programme||6|
|Land release system in place||6|
|National mine action standards||5|
|Reporting on progress||3|
The government is restructuring mine action management in a bid to improve coordination, efficiency, and standards. In the meantime, the lack of reporting by Vietnam’s army engineers and affiliated companies, which constitute by far the greatest clearance capacity, remains a key weakness and obscured any evidence of progress. The proposed Mine Action Partnership Group, which might have helped to address some of the issues, has yet to start substantive work.
- Vietnam should accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) as a matter of priority.
- Vietnam should develop a national strategic plan and workplan, detailing the role of national and international implementing partners.
- Vietnam should accelerate development of a national database and make data available to operators on a timely basis.
- Vietnam should publish comprehensive annual reports on the results of survey and clearance by all operators.
- Vietnam should activate the Mine Action Partnership Group.