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Leonardo Severino Sapalo, ...
Leonardo Severino Sapalo, director general of the National Institute of Demining (INAD), was quoted as saying that the national railway system which comprises the Luanda, Mocamedes and Benguela railways is now free from landmines thanks to the landmine clearance operations along the three railways completed respectively in mid-2009.
He added that the operations of demining the three railways were carried out by operators under the Executive Commission of Demining, the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), the National Institute of Demining, the National Reconstruction Office and the Border Police.
According to the official, the first half of this year witnessed the completion of demining a total of 380 km of railways, heralding the whole completion of the national railway system totaling 2,900-plus km in length.
He said what is left to be done is segment demining, that is punctual operations when there is need for construction of railway- related infrastructures along the railways.
The official said a total of 28,437 square km of railways have been cleared of landmines under the program of extension of the country's optical fiber telephone network.
He also said that the demining operations included removing and destructing explosive devices over an area of 78,806 square km that will serve the erecting of power transmission lines.
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Os dados foram avançados pelo director-geral do INAD, Leonardo Sapalo, quando falava por ocasião da recepção de cumprimentos de fim-de-ano por parte dos trabalhadores do sector, afecto ao Ministério
Luanda, 05/10 - The National Institute of Demining (INAD) needs 2.8 million dollars to restart the activities of its seven brigades, including providing them with the necessary technical means and logistical assistance, said its Managing Director, Leonardo Sapalo.
said to be difficult to estimate the amount needed to demine the whole country, for it is necessary to assess the impact of landmines on the populations, although there is an UN agency
working on that matter in partnership with the National Commission of Assistance
to Landmine Victims.
said the Government will then have a real idea of the situation of each community and will program other resources for intervention.
"this way we could estimate the real cost of demining in the country", he
With regard to funds for demining programs, the source stressed that the international community opinion is now changing and there are positive signs in terms of contacts between his
sector, the local organisations and donors.
"Although there are not yet promises of fundings, donors` views with regard to INAD
is changing and we think that, in the next months, there will be favourable conditions for the implementation of activities", he
revealed a negotiated project with the Government of Japan, which might help INAD
acquire the appropriate technical means and deploy them in all provinces, to avoid incidents with landmines and finish with unsafe zones in the country.
also said an operational plan has already been submitted to the Government for approval, which is joint effort by INAD
and the Military Engineering Division of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).
This was said by the general ...
This was said by the general manager of the National Demining Institute (INAD), Leonardo Severino Sapalo, who added that among the tasks are works related to the areas of farming, state land reserves and the areas to build social and economic infrastructures of impact, under the national reconstruction and development process.
Huambo, 01/26 - The director of ...
Huambo, 01/26 - The director of the National Demining Institute (INAD), Leonardo Severino Sapalo, Friday in Huambo considered as positive the supervision of the works of rehabilitation of Benguela Railways (CFB), which enabled the removal, since November last year, of some 30 anti-personnel land-mines, three anti-tank and an 81 mm projectile.
The official, at the head of a De-mining Executive Commission's delegation, was speaking to reporters after assessing the work on the Ukuma/Tchicala-Tcholohanga stretch, central Huambo province.
The explosive devices were removed by de-mining brigades belonging to the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), following the rehabilitation of CFB in the Chinjenje/Ukuma/Longonjo/Tchicala-Tcholohanga stretch, since November 2007 by FAA
staff on bridges 102, 103, 104, 106 and 107.
Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Italy will ...
Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Italy will grant 400,000 euros in February to Angola toenable it carry out demining operations in the country, Italian ambassador to Angola, Giuseppe Mistretta, disclosed Wednesday during a meeting with the NationalDemining Institute (INAD) director, Leonardo Sapalo.