Mine Action efforts in BH again supported by Germany
Mr. Dorijan Marši?, ITF Director, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mr. Werner Bukart, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Slovenia, for the donation in amount of 300.900 EUR. MoU was signed on 28 October 2010 in Ljubljana, and the donation has been earmarked for demining and technical survey activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as rehabilitation for 33 mine victims in BiH.
Demining activities will be carried on the surface of 49.487 square meters, and technical survey on the surface of 136.382 square meters. Projects which will be included in the tendering procedure are located in areas of Stolac, Ljubinje, Ravno and Trebinje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Demining and technical survey activities of this locations will make possible displaced population return, will also enable the rest of the population of the area to live in the safe environment, and will have a great impact to economical and communications development of the area. Tender for this activities in BiH will be announce in November 2010.
Part of this donation will enable the rehabilitation in accordance with the project “Bridge Keepers” by Miracles Centre. The Miracles Centre has been designed to deliver the first stages of rehabilitation by providing high quality prosthetic care combined with an initial support group (Miracles Centre administration staff) that will develop social action within the service users local community - where needed.
Specific objectives to ITF/Miracles project is to make and fit limbs for 33 Mine Victims over the project period which will reduce the number of LMV in Bosnia and Herzegovina who do not have adequate access to prosthetic care and rehabilitation.
Federal Republic of Germany has altogether donated 24.269.687,36 USD and is one of major ITF donors.