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Mine Risk Education in Nova Gradiška

13.02.2015

On February 12, 2015, the employees of the Croatian Mine Action Centre and Brod-Posavina Police Administration held mine risk education (MRE) in Nova Gradiška in line with the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Interior and other institutions aimed at protection and rescue in the period 2014-2016 and in accordance with the campaign of the Ministry of Interior ''Less Arms - Less Tragedies''.

On behalf of the organizers, the visitors were welcomed by the deputy mayor Mrs. Ljiljana Lukačević and head of Nova Gradiška Police Station Mr. Marin Marjanović who expressed the importance of MRE activities on the territory of Brod-Posavina County. MRE was attended by 80 persons, representatives of the Croatian Forests, Croatian Hunting Federation, Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, elementary and high school students and their teachers as well as other citizens.

Mine risk education (MRE) was held by CROMAC representatives, Mr Dražen Šimunović, head of Department for MRE and MVA and Mr Mladen Crnković, senior advisor for MRE and MVA and representatives of Brod-Posavina Police Administration Mr Darko Dadić, police officer for prevention and Mr Danijel Brezić, police officer for anti-explosion protection.

The attendees were informed about current mine situation in the Repubic of Croatia and Brod-Posavina County with special emphasis on mine warning signs as well as marking of suspected hazardous areas (SHA) as well as measures of precaution to be undertaken in the vicinity of SHA. The attendees were also informed about preparation of integrated mine victims database. The idea is to integrate persons with disability into the society.

There is still 9,66 km2 of SHA on the territory of the municipality of Dragalić, Stara Gradiška, Okučani and Gornji Bogićevci. The territory of SHA is marked with ca. 300 mine warning signs. The experts estimated the existence of around 800 up to 900 mines and unknown number of unexploded ordnance (UXO). In 2014, the SHA of Brod-Posavina County was reduced for 7,7 km2.

In 2015, Brod-Posavina County will be completely clear from mines.

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