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Iraq-UNMAS cooperate to remove mines


 

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(Middle East Monitor) The Iraqi Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) agreed yesterday to cooperate and facilitate the work of companies and organisations wishing to carry out clearance and removal work of mines and remnants of war.

The head of the Iraqi Directorate for Mine Action, Dhafer Mahmoud Khalaf, said in a statement that he had discussed with the UNMAS senior programme manager, Pehr Lodhammarm ways to overcome obstacles preventing organisations and companies working in the field of removing mines and war remnants from obtaining work permits.

"The meeting led to the adoption of quick and urgent solutions regarding mechanisms for granting work orders to organisations and authorised companies in the various fields of mine affairs," Khalaf said.

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Published: Friday, March 18, 2022

Last Updated: Friday, March 18, 2022

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