Croatia: Monaco continues to assist demining of natural protected areas with donation of 225.000 EUR

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Thanks to the good current cooperation results and significant involvement of the Principality of Monaco to resolve the mine problem in natural protected areas in the Republic of Croatia, a new donation agreement was signed between CROMAC and the Principality of Monaco totalling 225.000 EUR. Letter of intent supporting demining program in protected areas in Croatia from 2010-2012, defines three areas where demining operations will be carried out and financed with 75.000 EUR per year. These are locations in the Velebit Nature Park, National Park Paklenica and Park of Nature Kopaèki Rit.

The purpose of these grants, as well as previous ones, is to provide safe conditions without mine threat to employees, researchers, tourists and all the people who live and work in these nature protected areas. Since 2004 until today, thanks to Monaco contribution of the total of 425.000 EUR, mine threat has been removed from the area of 370.000 m2 through demining projects in the area by the Nature Park Velebit Part- part of Tulove Grede area, Paklenica National Park-mountain roads and paths and Nature park Kopaèki rit-mine fields along the river Drava and the area of Mali Bajar.