29 January 2013

Angola: Over Eleven Square Million Metres Demined in Lunda Norte

Dundo — Over eleven square million metres of land were demined last year in the north-eastern Lunda Norte Province, in operations carried out by the region's demining brigades.

These data come on an assessment report from the local branch of the National Demining Institute (INAD) read to the press in Dundo City, by the head of department of the mentioned institution, Sapalo Rufino, after closing of a seminar designed to update the demining techniques, which lasted two weeks.

According to the official, about 33.661 non-detonated explosive devices were located and cleared, as well as collected 80.014 other metallic devices, 42 anti-personnel mines and 33 anti-tank mines, all of which were destroyed.

He also explained that INAD's work is intended to create conditions for the utilisation of areas for agricultural, mining, forestry and land reserves, among other activities.

The demining activity in Lunda Norte is being carried out by INAD, Border Police and Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).

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