Commencement of works according то Project for Clearance of Explosive Remnants of War at the „Dubnica“ site Municipality of Vranje
On the 12th June 2021, with the introduction of contractor "Millennium Team" ltd., Belgrade, into works, commenced the implementation of Project for Clearance of Explosive Remnants of War at the „Dubnica“ site, Municipality of Vranje, area totalling 170,600 sqm.
The site was contaminated with various types of explosive ordnance and their remnants, after fire and explosion affected improvised military depot in mid-June 2000, near Vranje.
The project is funded through the Program of Assistance of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Serbia in the field of humanitarian demining, based on the Agreement on Cooperation between Serbian Mine Action Centre and International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO) for the period 2019-2022, which stipulates the provision of the assistance of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Serbia in this area through the International Civil Defence Organization.
After clearing this location, the danger that ERW poses to people and the environment will be eliminated, it will contribute to increase of the safety of locals and create opportunities for safe land use, forest exploitation, as well as infrastructural development.
In addition to this project, and based on the Agreement on Cooperation between SMAC and ICDO, in 2021, 3 more projects will be implemented for clearance of explosive remnants of war from the area around the improvised military depot near Vranje.