Commencement of phase 1 of works according tо Project for Clearance of Explosive Remnants of War at Military Depot 2 site and quality control of works at Katun 2 site, municipality of Vranje
On the 20th August 2021, with the introduction of a manual demining team of contractor "Millennium Team" ltd., Belgrade, into works, commenced the implementation of Phase 1 - clearance up to 50 cm on Project for Clearance of Explosive Remnants of War at the Military Depot 2 site in Vranje.
The site was contaminated with various types of explosive ordnance and their remnants, after fire and explosion affected improvised military depot in mid-June 2000.
Furthermore, on this occasion, quality control of works on the part of the Katun 2 Project was performed, within Phase 1, i.e. the clearance up to 50 cm on 80.000 sqm and introduction into Phase 2 of the Project, which involves recording by active or passive method, to determine the existence of anomalies indicating possible presence of ERW up to 3m depth.
The projects are funded through the Program of Assistance of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Serbia in the field of humanitarian demining, based on the Agreement on Cooperation between Serbian Mine Action Centre and International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO) for the period 2019-2022, which stipulates the provision of the assistance of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Serbia in this area through the International Civil Defence Organization.
After clearing these sites, the danger that ERW poses to people and the environment will be eliminated, it will contribute to increase of the safety of locals and create opportunities for safe land use, forest exploitation, as well as infrastructural development.