Land for commercial port of Luanda cleared out

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Luanda - Two million square metres of an area where a new Luanda commercial port will be built have been cleared of landmines, following an operation carried out by the National Executive Commission for Demining.

The information was released by the provincial director of the National Institute of Deminming (INAD) in Bengo, Oliveira Basílio, who added a hard work is in progress to secure a free circulation of people and goods.

He said the project covers an area of 12 million square metres that started to be cleared on January 18, 2010 to create security conditions for the beginning of the construction of the future commercial port in Barra do Dande, northern Bengo province.

In the process, the four demining brigades linked to the Special Unit of Demining partaining to the Military Office of the Presidency of the Republic that replaced by former National Reconstruction Office and two mechanised units of the National Demining Institute (INAD), a total of 119 diverse type ammunitions and 5,773 other metals have been removed.