Kroatien: Minenräumung beginnt in vier Landesteilen
In den Teilen Kroatian werden mehr als zehn Quadratkilmenter Land von Landminen befreit, kündigt das kroatische Minenbekämpfungszentrum an. (in Englisch)
Mine removal to start in four counties in mid-March
An area of more than 10 square kilometres will be cleared of mines as part of demining operations starting in mid-March in four Croatian counties. According to 12 agreements signed at the Mine Action Centre on Wednesday, mine removal activities will be carried out in Vukovar-Srijem, Lika-Senj, Osijek-Baranja and Pozega-Slavonia counties. The activities will last about 50 days and cost around 84.5 million kuna, the funding secured from the state budget. Six agreements were signed earlier this year to clear an area of 4.3 square kilometres of land in the southern Dubrovnik-Neretva, Zadar and Sibenik-Knin counties. The value of those activities is 40.8 million kuna, to be paid by the government, and upon their completion by the middle of this year, Dubrovnik-Neretva County will be completely free of mines left over from the 1991-95 Homeland War. The Mine Action Centre is currently preparing projects to apply for funding for mine removal from EU funds in 2015.