Polish Government supports UXO LAO
The Handover Ceremony of 4 Vallon UXO Detectors from Polish Government to UXO LAO was held on October 16, 2009 in UXO Lao Sepon District, Savannakhet Province between Dr.Jerzy Bayer, Polish Ambassador to Lao PDR and Mr. Bounpone Sayasenh, Lao National UXO Programme Director, as witnessed by the staff of both sides. The 4 Vallon UXO Detectors, worth EUR 10,729 will be used by UXO LAO Clearance teams in Savannakhet Province to replace some old detectors.
This is the second time that the Polish Government provided direct support to the Lao Government’s efforts in reducing the number of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the country.The Vallon UXO Detectors now are UXO LAO’s latest tools use to clear UXO from the country. These detectors help UXO Lao deminers to work faster with high quality and efficiency. UXO Lao currently receives support from Australia, EU, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland, UK, USA, Poland and it also receives support from private foundation such as World Without Mines and Ito Supporting Comity (ISC).