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23.07.2021.

Improving the capabilities of the Republic of Serbia
in the field of demining and destruction
of unexploded ordnance

 Improving the capabilities of the Republic of Serbia in the field of demining and destruction of unexploded ordnance On the 23th July 2021 in the frame of project "Improving the capabilities of the Republic of Serbia in the field of demining and destruction of unexploded ordnance", Ministry of defense Republic of Serbia and Mine Action Centre, organized helicopter tour of demining site in municipality of Bujanovac, together with representatives Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Mr. Sem Fabrizi Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union ...Read more

21.07.2021.

Presentation of digital deep search metal
detector by company "CEIA"

 Presentation of digital deep search metal detector by company Company " CEIA " in cooperation with the Serbian Mine Action Centre, held a presentation of digital deep search metal detector for UXO and cluster munitions detection DSMD, also and lightweight compact detectors CMD, on July 19, 2021, in the expanded business facilities of SMAC, in teaching facilities with training ground and site, in Grocka, for the needs of company Millennium Team ltd. The participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences ...Read more

20.07.2021.

Final quality control of works on the project
,,Borovac 3,, and commencement of works on
the project ,,Borovac 4,,

 Final quality control of works on the project ,, Borovac 3 ,, and commencement of works on the project ,, Borovac 4 ,, Final quality control of the area cleared in accordance with Project for Clearance cluster munitions for ,,Borovac 3” Site, No. 0158/14, area totalling 101.968 sqm, Municipality of Bujanovac, carried out on the 15th July 2021, with no critical errors identified, has provided conditions for the completion of field works. During the implementation of the works, 1 piece of cluster munitione BLU 97A/B was found. After the completion of works on the above mentioned project ...Read more

16.07.2021.

Visit of NPA representatives

 Visit of NPA representatives At 15. July 2021. the Serbian Mine Action Center (SMAC) was visited by representatives of the Norwegian people`s aid (NPA), Kristina Đurić, Acting Country Director Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action and Disarmament Department, Darvin Lisica, Chief Technical Advisor, Charles Frisby, Special Advisor и Nick Bray, Chief Technical Advisor for Arms Management Destruction in order to get familiarized with the current situation related to mine action standards and challenges ...Read more

14.07.2021.

ICDO Representatives Visited ERW Clearance Sites
"Dubnica" and "Military depot 1"

 ICDO Representatives Visited ERW Clearance Sites On the 14th July 2021, Serbian Mine Action Center organized a visit to clearance sites on the projects for clearance of explosive remnats of war at the ,,Dubnica,, and ,,Military depot 1,, site, municipality Vranje, for the representatives of the International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO) - investor of clearance works. During the visit, the attendees had the opportunity to get acquainted with the clearance results and the specificity of this project ...Read more

09.07.2021.

GICHD Study on Difficult Terrain in the Balkans

 Reception on the occasion of Independence Day - National Holiday of the United States of America In the period 4-8 July 2021, as part of the Study conducted by the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) on the difficult terrain in mine action, which focuses on the countries in the Balkans, the GICHD representative had the opportunity to visits "difficult terrain" in Serbia, together with the representatives of the Serbian Mine Action Centre. The primary objective of the study is to support national authorities ...Read more

05.07.2021.

Reception on the occasion of Independence Day - National Holiday of the United States of America

 Reception on the occasion of Independence Day - National Holiday of the United States of America On 2nd July 2021, US Ambassador to Serbia, Mr Anthony Godfrey, organized a reception on the occasion of Independence Day - the national holiday of the United States of America, which is celebrated on July 4th. The celebration was attended by SMAC Director, Mr Bojan Glamočlija, as well as representatives of political, diplomatic, cultural and public life in the Republic of Serbia. SMAC Director ...Read more

02.07.2021.

Visit of GICHD representatives aimed at assessing the Information Management of SMAC

 Visit of GICHD representatives aimed at assessing the Information Management of SMAC In the period June 28 to July 2, 2021, the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) Information Management team visited the Serbian Mine Action Centre in order to use the Information Management Capacity Development Framework to assess SMAC’s ...Read more

28.06.2021.

Commencement of works according то project for clearance of explosive remnants of war at Military depot 1 site and quality control of works at Dubnica site,
municipality of Vranje

 Commencement of works according то project for clearance of explosive remnants of war at Military depot 1 site and quality control of works at Dubnica site, municipality of Vranje On the 25th June 2021, with the introduction of contractor "Millennium Team" ltd., Belgrade, into works, commenced the implementation of Project for Clearance of Explosive Remnants of War at the Military Depot 1 site, Municipality of Vranje, area totalling 164.300 sqm. On this occasion, machine team ...Read more

25.06.2021.

2021 Intersesional Meetings of the States Parties
to the Ottawa Convention

 2021 Intersesional Meetings of the States Parties to the Ottawa Convention Intersessional (semi-annual) Meetings of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Ottawa Convention), were held in Geneva, in the period from 22 to 24 June 2021. Due to the ongoing restrictions related to COVID-19, the Intersessional Meetings ...Read more

18.06.2021.

SMAC participation at 17th International Symposium
Mine Action 2021

 SMAC participation at 17th International Symposium Mine Action 2021 Representatives of the Serbian Mine Action Centre participated in the work of the 17th International Symposium - Mine Action 2021, which was held from 16 to 18 June 2021 in Novi Vinodolski, Republic of Croatia, and organized by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Mine Action Centre – Centre for Testing, Development and Training in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE Project Co-coordinator in Ukraine) ...Read more

14.06.2021.

Commencement of works according то Project for Clearance of Explosive Remnants of War at the „Dubnica“ site Municipality of Vranje

 Commencement of works according то Project for Clearance of Explosive Remnants of War at the „Dubnica“ site Municipality of Vranje On the 12th June 2021, with the introduction of contractor "Millennium Team" ltd., Belgrade, into works, commenced the implementation of Project for Clearance of Explosive Remnants of War at the „Dubnica“ site, Municipality of Vranje, area totalling 170,600 sqm. 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, near Vranje ...Read more

14.06.2021.

Commencement of works in accordance with
“Sjenica – Čedovo” project

 Commencement of works in accordance with “Sjenica – Čedovo” project 10th June 2021 saw the commencement of the implementation of cluster munitions clearance project from one more site in the Municipality of Sjenica,. It is the cluster munitions clearance project developed by SMAC, for the “Sjenica – Čedovo” site, total area 89.450 sqm. After the representatives of the Serbian Mine Action Centre checked the documentation and equipment that will be used, contractor Saturnia Ltd. Belgrade, and company "Exploring" Ltd ...Read more

11.06.2021.

Presentation of Protective Equipment for Demining
by Company "Proizvodnja Mile Dragić"

 Presentation of Protective Equipment for Demining by Company Company "Proizvodnja Mile Dragić" in cooperation with the Serbian Mine Action Centre, held a presentation of protective equipment for demining, on June 11, 2021, in the expanded business facilities of SMAC, ie teaching facilities with training ground and site, in Grocka. The presentation was attended by the representatives of the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense, as well as representatives of demining organizations ...Read more

10.06.2021.

ICDO Representatives Visited Cluster Munitions
Clearance Site in Niš

 ICDO Representatives Visited Cluster Munitions Clearance Site in Niš On the 10th June 2021, in cooperation with the Serbian Mine Action Center and company Airports of Serbia ltd. Niš, visit to cluster munitions clearance site in Niš for the „Airport Niš - Phase 5“ Project was arranged for the representatives of the International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO) - investor of clearance works. During the visit, the attendees had the opportunity to get acquainted with the clearance results and the specificity of this project on which works ...Read more

09.06.2021.

Evaluation Commission for Selection of Contractors for Demining Clearance Project held

 Evaluation Commission for Selection of Contractors for Demining Clearance Project held On the 8th June 2021, in the premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Belgrade, in the arrangement of the Ljubljana based ITF Enhancing Human Security (ITF), and with the participation of a representative of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and a representative the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade as donor countries and representatives of Serbian Mine Action Center (SMAC), evaluation commission for the selection of contractors for demining ...Read more

04.06.2021.

Final quality control of works on
Sjenica – Vapa project

 Final quality control of works on Sjenica – Vapa project Final quality control of the area cleared in accordance with Cluster Munitions Clearance Project for Sjenica – Vapa Site, totalling 338.416 sqm, Municipality of Sjenica, carried out on the 3rd June 2021, with no critical errors identified, has provided conditions for the completion of field works. The project has been financed by the US State Department donation through ITF Enhancing Human Security. The works were carried out by N.G.O. IN Demining ...Read more

03.06.2021.

Ponikve Airport site visit

 Ponikve Airport site visit On June 2, 2021, in order to look at the situation and solve the problem related to contamination with explosive remnants of war, but also the problem of radioactive material and restoration of maneuvering areas at the Ponikve Airport complex, Serbian Mine Action Centre together with representatives of company Airports of Serbia ltd. and Public Company Nuclear Facilitiy of Serbia, went to assess the hangars (reinforced concrete shelters) at the site ...Read more

01.06.2021.

Quality control on “Istočni Mojstir - Ponor”
project

 Quality control on “Istočni Mojstir - Ponor” project Оn the 28th May 2021, as a follow up activity of the implementation of Technical Survey Project for the Istočni Mojstir - Ponor site in the Municipality of Tutin, area 515.000 sqm, Serbian Mine Action Centre conducted quality control of the works for the part of the site, which Contractor N.G.O. STOP Mines, Pale, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, carried out in accordance with SMAC’s project, International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and Standard ...Read more

01.06.2021.

Quality control on “Sjenica – Vapa”
project

 Quality control on “Sjenica – Vapa” project As a follow up activity of the implementation of Cluster Munitions Clearance Project for the “Sjenica - Vapa” Site, totalling 338.416 sqm, Sjenica Municipality, on the 27th May 2021, Serbian Mine Action Centre conducted quality control of the works for the part of the site, which Contractor N.G.O. IN Demining, Pale, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, carried out in accordance with SMAC’s project, International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and Standard Operating Procedures. On this occasion, the control ...Read more

27.05.2021.

Place and Role of SMAC Presentation at 4th International Conference оn Mine Clearance in Moscow

 Participation of SMAC at 4th International Conference оn Mine Clearance in Moscow On the 27th May 2021, Director of the Serbian Mine Action Centre, Mr Bojan Glamočlija, at the ongoing 4th International Conference оn Mine Clearance in Moscow, gave a presentation entitled "The Place and Role of the Serbian Mine Action Centre". On this occasion, he presented to the participants the activities of SMAC regarding solving problems related to the remaining areas contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war in the Republic of Serbia ...Read more

26.05.2021.

Participation of SMAC at 4th International Conference
оn Mine Clearance in Moscow

 Participation of SMAC at 4th International Conference оn Mine Clearance in Moscow 25th May 2021 saw the commencement of the 4th International Conference on Mine Clearance in Moscow, Russian Federation, organized by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The Serbian Mine Action Centre will be participating in the work of this conference, which will be held until May 28, 2021. In addition to SMAC, the Republic of Serbia will be represented by the Ministry of Defence. The conference is attended by experts in the field action ...Read more

21.05.2021.

Commencement of works according to cluster
munitions clearance project of
"Niš Airport - 5th phase" site

 Commencement of works according to cluster munitions clearance project of The project was made at the request of Airports of Serbia Ltd., Niš, considering the planned construction works in the territory of the airport complex and the need to create conditions for safe execution of these works. This project will also cover a part of contaminated area of the airport complex under the jurisdiction of the Serbian Army. The project is funded through the Program of Assistance of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Serbia in the field of humanitarian ...Read more

20.05.2021.

Quality control on ERW clearance project of areas in
the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along
planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway,
Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section

 Quality control on ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section Оn the 20th May 2021, SMAC representatives conducted quality control on the part of the ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section. Quality control of the part оf Phase 1 was conducted. Within Phase 1, contractor "Millennium Team" Ltd., Belgrade, searched and cleared the area to a depth of 50 cm. Quality control of the mentioned part ...Read more

20.05.2021.

Cooperation between SMAC and
C.E.I.A. company

 Cooperation between SMAC and C.E.I.A. company On the 19th May 2021, representatives of Serbian Mine Action Centre met with representatives of renowned Italian company "C.E.I.A." specialized in the production of high-performance Ground Search Metal Detectors. In the training premises with a site and ground for demining training, in Grocka, guests from Italy had the opportunity to get acquainted with training capacities of SMAC. On the other hand, C.E.I.A. presented its approach to the development of its detectors ...Read more

18.05.2021.

Bujanovac site visit with potential
offerors

 Bujanovac site visit with potential offerors In cooperation with the Serbian Mine Action Centre and ITF Enhancing Human Security, on the 18th May 2021, as part of the tender procedure for the selection of contractors for mine clearance project for Končulj–Transmission Line 1 and 2 site, Bujanovac Municipality, area 294.230 sqm, a visit to the site was organized with potential Offerors. Potential Offerors had the opportunity to see in the field the complexity and difficulty of mine clearance operations ...Read more

17.05.2021.

Continuation of works in accordance with
“Sjenica – Čedovo 1” project

 Continuation of works in accordance with <br> “Sjenica – Čedovo 1” project 17th May 2021 saw the continuation of the implementation of cluster munitions clearance project from one more site in the Municipality of Sjenica. Due to unfavourable weather conditions, cluster munitions clearance project developed by SMAC, for the “Sjenica – Čedovo 1” site, total area 74.474 sqm, had been suspended. After the representatives of the Serbian Mine Action Centre checked the documentation and equipment that will be used, contractor Saturnia ...Read more

14.05.2021.

VISIT OF REPRESENTATIVES OF U.S. EMBASSY AND EUCOM

 VISIT OF REPRESENTATIVES OF U.S. EMBASSY AND EUCOM On May 13, 2021, Serbian Mine Action Centre, in its expanded business capacities, i.e. teaching premises with a site and ground for demining training, in Grocka, hosted representatives of the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) based in Stuttgart, FR Germany.
Ever since the foundation of SMAC, the U.S. Government has been one of the most important partners and donors in the field of humanitarian demining in ...Read more

12.05.2021.

CONTINUATION OF WORKS IN ACCORDANCE WITH “ISTOČNI MOJSTIR-PONOR” PROJECT IN TUTIN

 CONTINUATION OF WORKS IN ACCORDANCE WITH “ISTOČNI MOJSTIR-PONOR” PROJECT IN TUTIN 12th May 2021 saw the continuation of the implementation of technical survey project for Istočni Mojstir - Ponor site in the Municipality of Tutin, area 515.000 sqm, contaminated with cluster munitions.
Due to unfavourable weather conditions, the field operations had been suspended last year.
After the representatives of the Serbian Mine Action Centre checked the documentation and equipment that will be used ...Read more

10.05.2021.

Mine suspected area at
Ležimir site

 Mine suspected area at Ležimir site For the purpose of clear and visual warning, as well as banning the population from entering the area suspected to be contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), emplaced during 1991, in the vicinity of the former hotel "Ležimir", in the settlement of Ležimir, Municipality of Sremska Mitrovica, below is the scheme of mine suspected area.
Once again we appeal to everyone to behave responsibly and do not enter marked area...Read more

10.05.2021.

Continuation of works in accordance with
“Sjenica – Vapa”

 Continuation of works in accordance with “Sjenica – Vapa” 7th May 2021 saw the continuation of the implementation of cluster munitions clearance project from а site in the Municipality of Sjenica, which had been suspended last year due to unfavourable weather conditions
The project in question is cluster munitions clearance project developed by SMAC, for the “Sjenica – Vapa” site, total area 338,416 sqm. Funds for the implementation of the project ..Read more

07.05.2021.

COOPERATION BETWEEN SMAC AND COMPANY MILE DRAGIĆ PRODUCTION

 COOPERATION BETWEEN SMAC AND COMPANY MILE DRAGIĆ PRODUCTION Serbian company Mile Dragić Production internationally recognized in ballistic protective equipment manufacturing such as ballistic protective vests, ballistic and intervention helmets, ballistic plates, intervention equipment and other protective equipment used for protection from high temperatures, electric shock and chemical protection has provided the Serbian Mine Action Centre with protective demining equipment for the implementation of training activities within ...Read more

29.04.2021.

Quality control on ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along
planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway,
Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section

 Quality control on ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section On the 27th April 2021, representatives of SMAC additionally marked and emplaced mine risk warning signs, for the purpose of clear and visual warning, as well as banning the population from entering the area suspected to be contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), emplaced during 1991, in the vicinity of the former hotel "Ležimir", in the settlement of Ležimir, Municipality of Sremska Mitrovica/ Bearning in mind the upcoming holidays ...Read more

28.04.2021.

Additional marking and emplacement of mine
warning signs at the "Ležimir" site

 Additional marking and emplacement of mine warning signs at the On the 27th April 2021, representatives of SMAC additionally marked and emplaced mine risk warning signs, for the purpose of clear and visual warning, as well as banning the population from entering the area suspected to be contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), emplaced during 1991, in the vicinity of the former hotel "Ležimir", in the settlement of Ležimir, Municipality of Sremska Mitrovica/ Bearning in mind the upcoming holidays ...Read more

28.04.2021.

Strengths and opportunities in
mine action

 Cooperation with Prva Iskra – namenska proizvodnja A.D. The UNMAS Geneva office prepared a short video excerpt of an informal virtual roundtable „Strengths and Opportunities in Mine Action”, held on the 7 April 2021. On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the representative of SMAC ...Read more

23.04.2021.

Cooperation with
Prva Iskra – namenska proizvodnja A.D.

 Cooperation with Prva Iskra – namenska proizvodnja A.D. As a follow up to the recently established cooperation with Barič based company "Prva Iskra – namenska proizvodnja" AD, representatives of the Serbian Mine Action Centre, took over today, on April 23, 2021, delaborated air bombs (shells) - FAB250 and FAB275. Metal shells do not contain fuses, nor any initial device оr explosives, and are safe for further use, that is the SMAC will use them for conducting various training courses according to the highest world standards ...Read more

22.04.2021.

Quality control on part of ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section

 Quality control on part of ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section In the period 20-21 April 2021, SMAC representatives conducted quality control on the part of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Clearance Project of Areas in the Zone of the Bridge at Sremska Rača and along Planned Route of Belgrade - Sarajevo Highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin Section. Quality control was conducted of the area of 110.000 sqm, within part of Phase 1, which contractor "Millennium Team" Ltd., Belgrade, searched and cleared to a depth of 50 cm ...Read more

15.04.2021.

Quality control on part of ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway,
Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section

 Quality control on part of ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section On the April 15, 2021, SMAC representatives conducted quality control on the part of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Clearance Project of Areas in the Zone of the Bridge at Sremska Rača and along Planned Route of Belgrade - Sarajevo Highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin Section. Quality control of the part оf Phase 1 was conducted. Within Phase 1, contractor "Millennium Team" Ltd., Belgrade, searched and cleared the area to a depth of 50 cm. The analysis has established that ...Read more

14.04.2021.

Visit to Prva iskra – namenska proizvodnja a.d.
in Barič

 Visit to Prva iskra – namenska proizvodnja a.d. in Barič On the 14th April 2021, Serbian Mine Action Centre Director, Mr Bojan Glamočlija, met with Director of the Barič based company "Prva iskra - namenska proizvodnja" a.d., Mr Stanoje Biočanin. During the meeting, the work of SMAC and "Prva iskra-namenska proizvodnja" a.d. have been presented. Director of SMAC, Mr Glamočlija, introduced the hosts to the teaching capacities of our MAC, too, with the aim of considering possible cooperation ...Read more

08.04.2021.

Quality control on ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned
route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway,
Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section

 Quality control on ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section On April 7, 2021, SMAC representatives conducted quality control on the part of the ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section. Quality control of the part оf Phase 2 and Phase 3, area 330.058 sqm was conducted. For the implementation of these Phases, which comprise depth recording of the terrain from 1.5m to 6 m, contractor ...Read more

07.04.2021.

SMAC participation at UNMAS virtual roundtable

 Učešće Centra na virtuelnom okruglom stolu u organizaciji UNMAS-a To mark the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the UNMAS Geneva office organized on the 7 April 2021 an informal virtual roundtable „Strengths and Opportunities in Mine Action “. On this occasion, the representatives of SMAC pointed out the achievements of the Republic of Serbia in the field of mine action, with a special focus on strengths and opportunities emerging in ...Read more

02.04.2021.

Quality control on ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along
planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway,
Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section

 Quality control on ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway, Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section On April 2, 2021, SMAC representatives conducted quality control on the part of the ERW clearance project of areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of Belgrade - Sarajevo highway,Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section. Within Phase 1 of this Project, "Millennium Team" Ltd., Belgrade and subcontractor "ARM Razminiranje" Ltd., Belgrade, searched and cleared the area to a depth of 50 cm. Quality control has determined that there are no ERWs or anomalies that indicate ...Read more

01.04.2021.

Mееting with Mayor of Vranje

 Mееting with Mayor of Vranje On the 1st April 2021, in the premises of the City Administration of the City of Vranje, SMAC Director, Mr Bojan Glamočlija, met with Mayor Dr Slobodan Milenković, as well as the representative of the City Emergency Management Headquarters and the representative of the Sector for Emergency Management, in order to discuss the explosive remnants of war (ERW) related problem in the territory of this city. Considering the implementation of current and future infrastructure projects of public interest ...Read more

31.03.2021.

GICHD webinar attended by SMAC

 GICHD webinar attended by SMAC On March 31, 2021, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) first part of a two-part webinar series that build on key findings outlined in GICHD recently published ‘Review of New Technologies and Methodologies for EORE in Challenging Contexts’ was hosted ...Read more

30.03.2021.

Cooperation of Relevant Authorities on Creating Conditions for Safe Infrastructural Development of Ponikve Airport as Regards Protection Against
Explosive Remnants of War

 Cooperation of Relevant Authorities on Creating Conditions for Safe Infrastructural Development of Ponikve Airport as Regards Protection Against Explosive Remnants of War On the 29th March 2021, in the premises of the Mine Action Centre of the Republic of Serbia, a meeting was held with representatives of the Ministry of Defense – General Headquarters, Ministry of Interior - Sector for Emergency Management, Airports of Serbia Ltd. Niš, as well as Public Company "Ponikve Airport", Užice, regarding the available information and documentation referring to search and clearance of the areas from explosive remnants of war (ERW) remaining after the 1999 NATO bombing ...Read more

25.03.2021.

Zoom meeting with GICHD research team

 Zoom meeting with GICHD research team On the 24th March 2021, representatives of the Serbian Mine Action Centre (SMAC) held a virtual meeting with the representatives of the GICHD Standards and Operational Efficiency Division. GICHD is planning to conduct a study on difficult terrain in mine action. This study will focus on countries in the Balkans. Mutual cooperation and SMAC potential support ...Read more

25.03.2021.

Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
(Ottawa Convention) - Discussion with the
Committee on Article 5 Implementation

 Konvencija o zabrani protivpešadijskih mina (Otavska konvencija) - diskusija sa Komitetom za implementaciju člana 5. On the 24th March 2021, representatives of the Serbian Mine Action Centre, in cooperation with the representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the UN in Geneva, held a virtual bilateral meeting with the Committee on Article 5 Implementation, chaired by Zambia, and consisting of representatives from Norway, Belgium ...Read more

19.03.2021.

Visit to Morava and Ponikve Airports

 Visit to Morava and Ponikve Airports On the 18th March 2021, representatives of SMAC met at the premises of Airports of Serbia Llc. with Director Mr Mihajlo Zdravković and representatives of the Serbian Army regarding the development of a future project for clearance of explosive remnants of war (ERW) remaining from the 1999 bombing. Given that the capacities of the civilian Morava Airport near Kraljevo are being expanded, and having in mind that the area of the military airport Lađevci near Kraljevo ...Read more

15.03.2021.

Quality Control on Cluster Munitions Clearance
Project "Constantine the Great Airport - 6th Phase"
in Niš

 Quality Control on Cluster Munitions Clearance Project On the 14th March 2021, as part of monitoring the implementation of the Cluster Munitions Clearance Project "Constantine the Great Airport - 6th Phase", No. 0233/20, City of Niš, SMAC performed quality control of the first phase of the Project. In the first phase, the contractor "Nucleus" Ltd., Belgrade, cleared the area to a 50 cm depth, in accordance with the SMAC project, International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and Standard Operating Procedures ...Read more

10.03.2021.

SMAC Director On TV Studio B

 SMAC Director On TV Studio B  On the 10th March 2021, at the invitation of TV Studio B, Director of Mine Action Centre, Mr Bojan Glamočlija was a guest on the broadcast "Good Afternoon" and on that occasion pointed out the specificity of mine action in the Republic of Serbia - problems related to remaining explosive remnants of war contamination, as well as the need for continuous training ...Read more

09.03.2021.

Commencement of works according to ERW clearance
project of areas in the zone of the bridge at
Sremska Rača and along planned route of
Belgrade - Sarajevo highway,
Sremska Rača - Kuzmin section

 Commencement of works according to Cluster Munitions Clearance Project Constantine the Great Airport - 6th Phase in Niš  Implementation of ERW clearance Project of the areas in the zone of the bridge at Sremska Rača and along planned route of the Belgrade - Sarajevo highway, section Sremska Rača – Kuzmin, No. 0226/20, commenced on March 8, 2021, by introducing contractor "Millennium Team" Ltd., Belgrade, and subcontractor ARM Razminiranje Ltd., Belgrade, into works. The project was made in accordance with the request of the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure ...Read more

04.03.2021.

Commencement of works according to
Cluster Munitions Clearance Project
"Constantine the Great Airport - 6th Phase"
in Niš

 Commencement of works according to Cluster Munitions Clearance Project Constantine the Great Airport - 6th Phase in Niš  On the 4th March 2021, with the introduction of selected contractor "Nucleus Team" Ltd., Belgrade, into works, commenced the implementation of Cluster Munitions Clearance Project for the site “Constantine the Great Airport – 6th Phase”, No. 0233/20, City of Niš. The project was developed in accordance with the request of company "Airports of Serbia" Ltd., Niš, as an investor of works. The project site is located in the territory of the City of Niš, outside the complex ...Read more

02.03.2021.

Completion of Cluster Munitions Clearance
on Kopaonik

 Completion of Cluster Munitions Clearance on Kopaonik  The first clearance operations of the sites contaminated by cluster munitions on the Kopaonik Mountain began in April 2005. As of the end of 2020, 10 cluster munitions clearance projects were implemented, i.e. the area totalling 2,368,834 sqm was cleared in accordance with the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and handed over for safe civilian use. The projects were developed by the Serbian Mine Action Centre (SMAC), while the implementation ...Read more

24.02.2021.

Bujanovac site visit with
potential offerors

 Bujanovac site visit with potential offerors  On the 24th February 2021, in cooperation with the Serbian Mine Action Centre and ITF Enhancing Human Security, as part of the tender procedure for the selection of contractors for cluster munitions clearance projects from the "Borovac-3" and "Borovac-4" sites, Bujanovac Municipality, as well as the mine clearance project for 10 kV and 110 kV transmission line route in the territory of the Bujanovac Municipality, a visit to these sites was organized with potential Offerors ...Read more

23.02.2021.

Meeting with Bujanovac and Preševo
local authorities

 Meeting with Bujanovac and Preševo local authorities  On the 23rd February 2021, in the premises of the Municipality of Bujanovac, Serbian Mine Action Centre Director, Mr Bojan Glamočlija met with the Mayor of Bujanovac, Mr Nagip Arifi and a representative of the Emergency Management Headquarters of the Municipality of Bujanovac, Mr Ali Aslani, in order to continue successful cooperation on solving the problem related to explosive remnants of war in the territory of this Municipality. The implementation ...Read more

10.02.2021.

Visit to sites in the Bujanovac Municipality

 Visit to  sites in the Bujanovac Municipality  On the 10th February 2021, representatives of the SMAC together with representatives of Joint Stock Company “Elektromreža Srbije” Belgrade, as well as the President of the Local Emergency Мanagement Headquarters and the President of the Local Community of Končulj, visited the sites suspected to be contaminated with groups of mines in Turija, Končulj and Đorđevac villages, in the Municipality of Bujanovac. In order to enable safe maintenance of the transmission ...Read more

02.02.2021.

Survey of Borovac 3 and Borovac 4 Sites
in Bujanovac

 Survey of Borovac 3 and Borovac 4 Sites in Bujanovac  On the 29th January 2021, representatives of the SMAC conducted an additional survey and inspection of the "Borovac-3" and "Borovac-4" sites intended for cluster munitions clearance, in the Municipality of Bujanovac, in order to update the projects. The projects will be submitted to ITF Enhancing Human Security, with whom SMAC has excellent co-operation, and which will conduct tender procedures for the selection of contractors in the coming period ...Read more

26.01.2021.

Meeting with US Embassy
representative

 Meeting with US Embassy representative  Оn the 26th January 2021, SMAC Director, Mr Bojan Glamočlija, met with Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy, Mr John Rutherford, in order to analyze previous U.S. cooperation and assistance and to discuss future directions of support in the field of humanitarian demining and mine action in Serbia. Ever since the establishment of the SMAC, the U.S. Government has been one of the most significant partners and donors in the field of humanitarian ...Read more