China to clear Viet­nam bor­der ar­eas of land­mines

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Chi­nese sol­diers will clear land­mines in ar­eas bor­der­ing Viet­nam to keep lo­cal res­i­dents safe and fa­cil­i­tate the bor­der ar­eas’ open­ness to de­velop their econ­omy. The dem­i­ning is ex­pected to be com­pleted in late 2017.

The 13 coun­ties and pre­fec­tures are in sub­trop­i­cal moun­tain and jun­gle ar­eas, which makes the mine clear­ance dif­fi­cult and dan­ger­ous, re­ported Xin­hua news agency.

The mine­fields, which have dif­fer­ent kinds of land­mines such as anti-tank mines and anti- in­fantry mines, were re­port­edly formed dur­ing a brief bor­der con­flict with Viet­nam in 1979.

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