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Dong Ha, Quang Tri (21 March 2024) — On their visit to Project RENEW, the Friends of Project RENEW (FPR) Board of Directors met with Quang Tri Province Department of Foreign Affairs officials on Thursday. FPR President Robert Frank thanked Deputy Director Nguyen Van Bien for the department’s longstanding support of Project RENEW. He pledged the board’s dedication to securing more resources to keep Quang Tri safe from the impact bombs and landmines.

FPR Board of Directors and RENEW management team meet with Quang Tri Department of Foreign Affairs officials.

Deputy Director Bien expressed his appreciation for the dedication of the Board of Directors who have been long-time supporters of RENEW. He requested that FPR help secure funds to maintain RENEW’s well-established risk education and victim assistance programs, which have been in place since its inception, along with the UXO clearance program currently funded by the U.S. government through NPA Vietnam.

Left to right: FPR President Robert Frank, Director David Wells, Country Representative Chuck Searcy, RENEW Victim Assistance/Disability Support Program Manager Dang Quang Toan, Risk Education Officer Nguyen Thanh Phu, Coordination Manager Nguyen Hieu Trung, and Communications and Development Manager Ngo Xuan Hien in the meeting at the Mine Action Visitor Center.

Following this meeting, the FPR Board met with Project RENEW’s management team. The meeting was aimed to review progress, discuss a strategic plan to maintain Project RENEW’s comprehensive mine action approach in Quang Tri, and explore opportunities for expanding risk education and victim assistance programs to underserved areas in Quang Ngai and Quang Binh provinces.

The Project RENEW management team thanks the Board of Directors of Friends of Project RENEW for their ongoing support in advancing our mission in Vietnam.