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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:21 - Updated Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:20

Commission demines over one billion square metres in 17 years


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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebelo Chikoti

Luanda – About 1.1 billion square metres of the Angolan territory were demined from 1996 to the first quarter of 2013, by the operators linked to the Demining Executive Commission, ANGOP learnt Tuesday, in Luanda.

According to a report from the institution, the demining work was carried out by the operators of the executive commission, which comprises the Security Office of the Angolan President, Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), National Demining Institute (INAD) and the Border Police. 

The work included the clearance of 102.853 kilometres of roads, 3.200 kilometres of land adjacent to railways and 6.061 kilometres of optical fibre, among other spots.

The executive commission was created on 28 November 2005, through a Presidential Dispatch.