Quảng Bình Mine Action Program
In 2020, together with Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and Norwegian’s People’s Aid (NPA), PeaceTrees formed a consortium to deploy high quality survey and clearance operations in Quảng Bình. Funded by The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, this project aims to address the explosive ordnance (EO) probelm in Quảng Bình and to support effective mine action coordination and information management systems. PeaceTrees' Quảng Bình mine action program consists of 40 members including the Project Office Team and four Multi-Task Teams (MTT).
Quảng Bình Project Team
The Project Office Team is in charge of all administration, finance, logistics, field operation management, and technical support for the project.
Multi-Task Teams (MTT) consist of eight members, including one Team Leader, one Deputy Team Leader, three Technicians, one Medic, and two Drivers/Technicians. These teams are responsible for responding to EOD spot tasks whenever an EO has been reported through the provincial EO hotline, or identified by NPA's survey teams. The teams are also responsible for conducting clearance for community development and social welfare projects at the request of local authorities. Additionally, MTT provide clearance for Confirmed Hazardous Areas (CHA) confirmed by NPA. The teams integrate Explosive Ordnance Risk Education for local communities throughout each of these activities.