Ambassador of Czech Republic to Slovenia Mr. Petr Voznica visited ITF
On January 10, 2013 Ambassador of Czech Republic to Slovenia Mr. Petr Voznica visited ITF. At the meeting with ITF director, Dorijan Marši?, and Head of ITF office in BiH, Gregor San?anin, the Czech funded activities in 2011 and 2012 were discussed, as well as joint plans for 2013. Czech Republic and ITF are dedicated to continue and strenghten cooperation in humanitarian mine action. Director of ITF handed over to Ambassador the Certificate of the cleared location in Lopare Municipality on project location Lugovi, where Czech funds were matched with United States of America donation, and thus 24.856,99 m2 of land released and returned for the safe use of local residents.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, matching funds together with other donors (Belgium and United States of America), Czech Republic in total demined 104.509 m2, cleared 22 mines and 8 UXO during 2002-2009 on 5 project locations. Through technical survey projects in total 114.368 m2 of land was released with 3 mines and 2 UXO cleared on 5 locations in the period of 2010-2012.
Czech Republic is one of the most dedicated donors which has in the period 1999-2012 donated 1.362 million USD through ITF and supported projects in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, UNMIK/Kosovo, Georgia and Gaza.