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Angola: Japan and Norway release over USD 200.000 for demining

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Luanda - The embassies of Japan and Norway signed on Monday in Luanda an agreement that establishes the granting of USD 203.384 to support the demining programme in Angola's northern Malanje province.

According to the Japanese ambassador to Angola, Kuniaki Ito, who was speaking at the end of the signing act, this value will benefit the mining in Malanje province and will be embodied for cleaning a total area of ​​117,000 square meters for one year.

The project, he said, aims primarily to improve the safety of communities by eliminating the danger of landmines.

He said that the demining process aims to maintain the security of the inhabitants and has socio-economic impact and development of communities.

On his turn, the Norwegian Ambassador to Angola, Ingrid Cefstal, said that she will count on the service of the NGO of her country, the Norwegian People's Aid (APN), which is tasked to landmine clearance, in cooperation with Malange province.