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Completed demining activities of agricultural areas in Brod-Posavina County funded by the Rural Development Programme of the Republic of Croatia for 2014-2020

25.02.2016

On the occasion of the completion of the demining project of agricultural land in the Brod-Posavina County, the Ministry of Agriculture, Croatian Government Office for Mine Action and Croatian Mine Action Centre organized a final conference to present the results of the project and to present the measures of the Programme for Rural Development of the Republic of Croatia 2014-2020

The conference was held on February 25, 2016 in Gornji Bogievci. It began with a tour of the terrain at the test site in irinci, and was continued with the presentation of the project results at the municipal building.

The conference was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Croatian Government Office for Mine Action and Croatian Mine Action Centre, as well as representatives of municipalities and Brod-Posavina County.

Let us remind, the European Commission extended a 75 million euro for demining of agricultural land through the Rural Development Programme of the Republic of Croatia 2014-2020 within the measure 05 "Restoring agricultural production potential damaged by natural disasters and catastrophic events and introduction of appropriate prevention actions", sub-measure 5.2. "Support for the investment in the restoration of agricultural land and production potential that was damaged by natural disasters, adverse climatic conditions and catastrophic events", and operation 5.2.2. "Demining of agricultural land".

The support funds were provided from the budget of the European Union and Croatian state budget, of which the European Union through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development participates with 85% share, and the Republic of Croatia with 15% share.

The total cleared agricultural area in Brod-Posavina County amounts 857.425 m², while the remaining area of mine suspected areas in the County is estimated to be 2.3 square kilometers. The realization of demining of mentioned ares, thus solving the mine problem in Brod - Posavina County in its entirety, is expected soon.

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