Timoner, now the first Asian Master of the Dominican Order, was elected on Saturday in Bien Hoa
in Vietnam where Dominicans from more than 80 countries are holding their general chapter or world conference until Aug.
"His election came during the ongoing General Chapter of the religious order in Bien Hoa
, Vietnam, the first ever meeting of the order's priors provincial in a non-Christian country," the CBCP said.
The site at Bien Hoa
airport, outside Ho Chi Minh City, is considered the most contaminated in the country.
The project, estimated to cost $33 million over 3.5 years, is for the Bien Hoa
Airbase area, the "largest dioxin contamination 'hotspot' in the country," a news release said, due to past usage, storage and handling of Agent Orange and other herbicides during the Vietnam War.
* Searching for Kenneth Teany, who served at Bien Hoa
Air Base in 1967.
Amata VN invested in Amata City Bien Hoa
, Amata City Halong and Amata City Long Thanh in Vietnam for its first overseas industrial operations.
There are 28 highly contaminated areas in Vietnam, including Da Nang, Bien Hoa
, Phu Cat Air Bases that used to be the US Army bases.
It started at Bien Hoa
, which provided the model that other regions followed.
Army forces on a search-and-destroy operation when they came under heavy fire from an unseen enemy battalion near Bien Hoa
As regards bilateral cooperation in post-war recovery, he expressed his pride about bomb and mine clearance and dioxin clean-up at Da Nang airport and committed to continued support to Vietnam at Bien Hoa
in a hangar at Bien Hoa
air base in Vietnam, part of the production's 10-day tour at military posts in that country.