Prince Mired: We completed demining in Jordan
Amman, April 21 (Petra) -- Board Chairman of National Committee for Demining
and Rehabilitation NCDR Prince Mired Bin Raad said the commission has
completed the process of eliminating 300,000 landmines in the Kingdom
covering an area of 6 million square meters.
The Prince said in a press statement on Saturday that the NCRD had
accomplished its work despite a lack of necessary equipment, rough terrain
where landmines are scattered and harsh weather.
The commission, he said, had completed its work but it needed a year and a
half to verify that the demining process had been completed and in
accordance with international criteria.
Prince Mired said that demining in the southern Jordan Valley region of Wadi
Araba had ended in 2008 over an area of 26 square kilometres, noting that a
number of donor nations and private institutions had covered the demining
NCDR is the national mine action authority in Jordan. Established in 2000,
it works hard at building partnership networks within, and amongst,
government, civil society, and the international community to help ensure
mine action is mainstreamed within the overall development agenda of the
country, according to web information.
It provides coherent and informed technical and managerial leadership to
better coordinate and deliver effective mine action programs, in the
struggle to rid Jordan of landmines and diminish their humanitarian impact.
NCDR provides technical assistance in the field of mine clearance and
technology as well as carrying out research, including retrofit survey
techniques, detection methods, clearance techniques, destruction of mines
and quality control, according to its website.
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