HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City Association for Victims of
Agent Orange/Dioxin on Wednesday began construction of the Orange
Village in Hoc Mon District.
The 49,000sq.m centre will provide treatment, vocational training and rehabilitation for victims of Agent Orange (dioxin).
The project with a cost of VND100 billion (US$4.76 million) is funded by domestic and international donors.
The country has around three million Agent Orange victims.
The city has more than 20,000 Agent
Orange victims, including 5,000 war veterans, said Tran Ngoc Tho,
chairman of the association in HCM City.
The centre is scheduled to open in 2018. — VNS