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Update on demining

[Cote d'Ivoire] Ivorian Prime Minister Seydou Elimane Diarra.
Seydou Diarra - standing up to the president (Abidjan.net)

Mozambican Foreign Minister Leonardo Simao told the Mozambican parliament this week that since the start of the demining process in December 1992 and February this year more than 53,624 anti-personnel mines had been destroyed.

The PANA news agency quoted Simao as saying that up until the end of 1998, demining operations had cost about US$ 116 million.
In his speech Simao added that to date 7,718 km of roads, 90 km of railway tracks and 10,560 hectares of land had been cleared of mines.

The demining operations in Mozambique is being carried out the by National Demining Commission, which was established in April 1995 to allow for more efficiency in the demining process.

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