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Contracts signed with the Osijek - Baranja County

25.09.2015

Prefect of the Osijek - Baranja County Vladimir iljagi, director of the Croatian Mine Action Centre Draen Jakopec and directors of companies ISTRAIVA d.o.o. Nutar and PITON d.o.o. akovec contractors, have signed the agreements on demining of agricultural land in Osijek - Baranja County, funded by grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in the amount of 85% of the total value.
With the realization of two contracts worth 6,742,907.19 HRK, 1,388,965 square meters of agricultural land in the area of Darda, odolovac, Jagodnjak, Valpova, Petrijevci and Donji Miholjac will be demined.

Activities are planned to start by deciding on the allocation of funds from the Agency for Payments in Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development which is the last administrative step before the commencement of demining.
Osijek - Baranja County still has 70.5 square kilometers of mine suspected area.

Contracts that are signed today are the result of the activities and efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Office for Mine Action of the Croatian Government and with technical help from CROMAC aiming to create, in the Rural Development Programme within the measure M05, conditions for determining the sub-measure 5.2. "Support for investment in the restoration of agricultural land and production potential disrupted by natural disasters, adverse climatic conditions and catastrophic events", that is type operation 5.2.2. whose execution will demine the entire Croatian agricultural land.
By defining the type of operation 5.2.2. Paying Agency for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development announced a tender for applications for support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) for a grant for the "Demining of agricultural land" on which, in order to achieve support for the demining of agricultural land, Sisak - Moslavina, Karlovac, Brod - Posavina, Lika - Senj, Osijek - Baranja and Poega Slavonija sent their applications.

Based on the decision on admissibility of the application for the support counties have published calls for tender with the purpose of assigning demining activities: Karlovac for 3.75 km2, Sisak - Moslavina 13.4 km2, Lika - Senj 6.4 km2, Poega - Slavonija 3.7 km2, Osijek - Baranja 1.38 km2 and Brod - Posavina for 857,425 square meters of demining activities on agricultural land, therefore, a total of 29.57 square kilometers, of the estimated value of 175.6 million HRK (without VAT).
All counties have completed the public procurement procedures while the contracts for demining were signed by Karlovac, Brod Posavina, Sisak Moslavina, Poega Slavonija and Osijek Baranja County.

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