JAPAN PROVIDES USD ONE MILLION FOR DEMINING IN CUANZA SUL

Japanese Ambassador to Angola, Jiro Maruhashi, visits Cuanza Sul
Photo: Joaquim Tomás

Cuanza Sul, Friday, August 06, 2021

Sumbe – The Government of Japan has provided one million American dollars for the removal of explosive devices in Cuanza Sul province, ANGOP learned Friday.
The money was shared between NGOs Apacominas, with USD 800,000, and APOPO, with USD 200,000.

With this amount, the Angolan organisation Apacominas demined, between April 2020 and March 2021, 295,563 square metres in the municipality of Cela.

A report from the NGO points to the removal of 24 antipersonnel landmines, 128 uxos and 1,293 rounds of ammunition in the communities of São José, Quissanga Cungo, Aldeamento 1 and the Quilembo mountain.

According to its report, the NGO Apopo, of Belgian origin, says it is completing two camps in the Quipuco and Ungombe mountains, in Cela municipality.

The same document, which does not publish the quantities of devices already removed nor the area demined, stresses that they are currently preparing conditions for the demining of fields in Hotel 2 (Sumbe) and Chol Chol (Porto Amboim).

The Japanese ambassador to Angola, Jiros Maruhashi, has been in Cuanza Sul since Thursday to assess the level of implementation of the activities of the two NGOs.

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