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Mon, 20 May 2013 18:24 - Updated Tue, 21 May 2013 09:43

Angola's Executive Committee has 57 demining brigades


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Luanda - The Executive Demining Commission controls a total of 57 brigades deployed across the country, under the Government
programme drafted for the purpose, announced Monday in Luanda the Director General of the National Demining Institute (INAD).

Leonardo Severino Sapalo told Angop that the brigades include 54 manual demining, two mechanised and one dog brigades, that respond to the priorities defined by the ministerial departments and the provincial governments.

The Executive Demining Commission comprises Security Office of the Presidency, the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), the National Demining Institute (INAD) and the Border Police.

The INAD Director said that in the context of demining in Angola, a series of tasks for securing the national reconstruction process are in progress.

"We are working in the field of energy and water, construction of roads, areas for the construction of towns, for agriculture and development of the Okavango-Zambezi" explained Leonardo Severino Sapalo, attached to the central operative group of Executive Demining Commission.

The Executive commission was created on 28 November, 2005, under the decree released by President of Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos.