26 December 2012

Angola: Mining Institute Clears Over One Million Square Metres of Land

Huambo — About 1.3 million square metres of land were cleared of mines from January to December this year in the central Huambo Province, by the National Demining Institute (INAD), an action that aims at increasing the cultivation areas and facilitate the free flow of people and goods.

Speaking to ANGOP, the provincial director of INAD in Huambo, Victor Jorge, revealed that this year in Huambo Province were removed four anti-tank mines, 28 anti-personal mines, 203 non detonated explosive devices, 2.204 ammunitions of different calibres and collected 1.133 metallic devises.

According to the source, in the same period 873 people were educated about the dangers of landmines in the eleven municipalities that make up the province, having considered this move positive.

"The whole province has risky areas, because not all tertiary, secondary roads and bridges have been rehabilitated, the war affected the whole territory, with greater incidence on the municipality of

Chicala-Cholohanga and the capital city, mainly in military quarters", he explained.

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