27 November 2015

Angola: Kuando Kubango - Over 700,000 Square Meters Cleared of Landmines

Photo: UN
A trained demining specialist working in Angola. (file photo)

Menongue — At least seven hundred and fifty thousand square meters have been cleared of unexploded ordnance from January to November in Menongue, capital of the province of Kuando Kubango, by the National Demining Institute (INAD).

Speaking to the press on Thursday, the head of INAD department in this province, Paulo Taucondjele, explained that the areas concerned were the Cuenha, an area of 250,000 square meters, where houses can be built to house the populations of coastal areas in the context of urban regeneration.

Throughout the year there were also, according to the official, collected and destroyed several projectiles, highlighting 305 anti-personnel landmines, eighty anti-tank landmines, 356 different devices and 5,180 ammunition and small arms.

Asked about the prospects for next year, he has advanced the research, assessment and quality control teams did an excellent job in order to register all areas for later to be free from explosive devices.

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