On the 16 April 2023, as planned, NPA Vietnam concluded the Cluster Munition Remnant Survey (CMRS) of all accessible areas in Quang Tri province. NPA has since the start of Non-technical (NTS) + Technical Survey (TS) = CMRS in 2015, defined a total of 1,270 CHAs which covers a land area of 615 km2.
A total of 173 km2 have been cleared to date by different INGO and QT PMC units, thus leaving a total of 442 km2 CHA that still need clearance. Restricted areas will not be surveyed by NPA and the contamination situation in these villages still remains unknown.
NPA will have a meeting with Quang Tri Mine Action Center (QTMAC) for final review of CMRS progress/outputs and the final CMRS completion report will be presented in Quang Tri on 22 May 2023.