24 February 2012

Angola: INAD Demines 155 Hectares in Ombadja

Ondjiva — The National Demining Institute (INAD) has already demined 155 out of the 999 hectares of land that constitute the state reserve of Ombadja Municipality, southern Cunene Province.

The head of the demining brigade, Pedro Severino Seteco, said Thursday to ANGOP that the works started in May 2011, and, until now it has been collected several anti-tank mines, ammunitions and other metals.

He highlighted that the activity is being carried out by fifteen sappers and aims at clearing the land reserve in which it will be built 400.000 social houses, in the framework of the implementation of the Urbanisation and Housing Programme in the province.

The source stressed that similar actions have been executed in Ondjiva land reserve, with over 200 hectares already demined, as well as in Namacunde Municipality, in an extension of 128 hectares of land.

The National Urbanisation and Housing Programme of the Angolan government outlines the construction of at least one million houses countrywide, 35.800 of which in Cunene Province.

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