Vietnam is contaminated with anti-personnel mines and heavily contaminated with cluster munition remnants

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Performance


Performance Indicator Score
Problem understood 5
Target date for completion of clearance 4
Targeted clearance 5
Efficient clearance 6
National funding of programme 6
Timely clearance 5
Land release system in place 6
National mine action standards 5
Reporting on progress 3
Improving performance 5
Performance score 5.0

Performance Commentary

International operators showed continuing and significant improvements in productivity but Vietnam’s army engineers and affiliated companies constitute by far the greatest capacity and the inability of the Ministry of Defence or Army Engineering Command to report on their activities in 2016 reflected persistent weaknesses in management of the sector.

Recommendations for Action

  • Vietnam should accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions as a matter of priority.
  • Vietnam should prepare a strategic plan giving priority to clearance of CMR and widening application of the survey methodology applied in Quang Tri province.
  • 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, national and international.

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