Exhibition Spotlights Settlement of Toxic Chemical Consequences

An exhibition on efforts to settle post-war toxic chemical consequences opened in Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh on June 4, an activity in response to World Environment Day (June 5).

Themed “Order from the heart”, it is jointly organized by Quang Ninh Museum, the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the Chemical Arms and the Ha Long University.

Nearly 300 photos, documentaries, publications and original artifacts are on display. They reflect an ecological and environmental disaster caused by wartime toxic chemicals in Vietnam, the joint endeavor by chemical soldiers and all people in addressing the environmental disaster, and the environmental protection associated with sustainable development in Quang Ninh.

Notably, many of the exhibits spotlight the difficulties, hardships, and sacrifice of the soldiers in handling toxic chemicals left in the environment after the war, as well as environmental protection initiatives carried out by students of the Ha Long University.

The exhibition aims to help raise domestic and foreign visitors' awareness of environmental protection and call for practical actions in response to World Environment Day 2024, themed "Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience".

The event at Quang Ninh Museum will run until July 4.