Demining Of Negage-Maquela Road Costs Over USD 100,000 (ANGOLA)


Uíje, 02/24 - At least USD 162,000 is the amount estimated for the demining of the Negage-Maquela do Zombo national road, in a 274-kilometre extension.


(23.02.2006)

The provincial director of the National Demining Institute (INAD), in northern Uíje province, Alberto Guilherme, told ANGOP on Thursday that the referred amount will be spent on the marking and signalising of mined areas, as well as in the deactivation of explosive devices existing along the route.

Alberto Guilherme referred that in Uíge province demining actions are not going on as planned due to the shortage of adequate equipment such as modern detectors, vehicles, ambulances and other means for supporting the region`s demining process.

The director of INAD in Uije stressed that 15 land mines and 45 non detonated explosive devices were deactivated in 2005, adding that since 1999, 142 landmine fields were detected in the districts of Uíge, Negage, Maquela do Zombo, Sanza-Pombo and Quitexe.

Von: 24.02.2006, http://www.angolapress-angop.ao/

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