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Rehabilitation centre for AO/dioxin victims in Hanoi

Hanoi, March 10 (VNA) – A rehabilitation and nursery center for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims was put into operation in Hanoi’s Thach That district on March 10.

President of the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) Nguyen Van Rinh said the centre serves as a common roof for AO victims, giving them more energy to integrate into the community.

He called on all-level sectors as well as organisations and individuals at home and abroad to support the centre.

He asked the staff to serve the victims with the highest responsibility and improve the centre’s operational efficiency.

The construction of the centre commenced in 2014 with a total cost of 41 billion VND (1.8 million USD). It now has a 70-room nursery house for victims, a detoxification and rehabilitation house, and a dining room for about 150 people.

The project is still underway with the building of a nursery house for AO victims’ families, an exhibition hall, an amusement park, and a commemorative house for people who died of the toxic chemical.

VAVA took this occasion to honour groups that made significant contributions to the building of the centre.
VNA/VNP