At the 16 session of the BiH Council of Ministers, held on 23.07.2015 in Sarajevo, by the proposal of the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs, Council of Ministers brought the Decision on the appointment of new members of the Demining Commission in BiH.
On 09.07.2015., during firewood cutting, local farmer spotted the mine, after which he informed Center for monitoring and notification.
Field inspection conducted by BHMAC and Brcko District Civil Protection, confirmed that found mine is PMR-2A AP mine, containing a lighter and explosive charge. Place where mine was found is regularly marked with mine warning signs.
The donation of the US Government in the amount of app. 65000 USD, were handed over today to the Demining Battalion of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A ceremony was held in the barracks "Rajlovac" in the presence of highly ranked officials from the US Embassy in BiH, the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces of BiH. Speakers once more was emphasized the continuity of US support in strengthening the capacity of the BiH Armed Forces, pointing out that the donated equipment will certainly contribute to increasing security in the local communities.
Funds in the amount of 800,000 KM for the purpose of mine action in BiH in 2015, presenting continuation of German assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the implementation of 6 projects of clearance and technical survey in the municipalities of Konjic, Maglaj and Lukavac, at total size of 414,879 m2, will be allocated by German Embassy. As previously, funds will be channeled through ITF-Enhancing Human Security .
In period 26-30.05.2015.,delegation from the United States consisting of several Congressmen and representatives of the Marshall Legacy Institute, visited Sarajevo and spoke to mine action authorities from the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Demining Commission and NGOs MDDC.
Last week in the zone of responsibility of the BH MAC RU Brcko, three tasks, financed by the ITF-USA, were handed over to the local authorities for further use. Tasks were implemented by NN IVSA, local demining organization.
The impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Non-governmental organization "Landmine Survivors Initiatives" announces photo contest "The problem is mine!" concerning the impact of mines and explosive remnants of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The competition is part of the same project supported by the US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project aims to raise awareness of the general public about the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war on the citizens and communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to draw the attention of the competent institutions to the need for rapid implementation of the remaining obligations under the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
In the period 27-30.04.2015.,as part of 12 CROMAC-CTRO Symposium on Mine Action, Workshop on implementation of Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling and Transfer of PP mines and cluster munitions, organized by RACVIAC, Rakitje, was held in Biograd, Croatia. Workshop was attended by over 20 participants from government ministries, agencies and organizations in the region of Southeast Europe.