Croatian mine action centre



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Ladies and gentlemen,

Speaking of the mine problem and mine action in the Republic of Croatia, we are now proud to say that the huge progress has been made in terms of dealing with the mine problem the Republic of Croatia was faced with during the Homeland War and especially, in the post-war period.

The Republic of Croatia is now a mine-safe country in the sense of safety of the traffic infrastructure, tourist destinations, areas of reconstruction, house yards and areas around the facilities of different social purpose.

The Government of the Republic of Croatia has recognized the mine problem from the very beginning as a safety, economic and ecological problem and confirmed it through the key aspects of mine action, primarily by ensuring stable funding sources: State Budget, World Bank loans, funds secured by the Croatian public companies, EU funds as well as good and transparent relations with the international but also domestic donor community.

From the establishment in 1998, the Croatian Mine Action Centre (CROMAC) has been developing its own model based on the guidelines recognized by the international mine action community as well as the use of most modern demining techniques and technologies. According to some world experts, our mine action system is considered one of the best in the world.

We have developed the Mine Information System (MIS) adjusted to complex humanitarian demining procedures and implementation of public procurement and quality control processes of technical survey and demining. Our web-application MISportal is public and now works in its full capacity providing clear and precise insight into the current status of mine suspected area and marking situation. The application is available at:

Thanks to demining operations conducted by legal entities accredited for the conduct of demining, general and technical survey operations, suspected hazardous area (SHA) has been reduced from the initially estimated 13.000 m2 to currently precisely defined to 476,2 km2 (on July 25, 2016).

The suspected hazardous area (SHA) is marked with 14.040 mine warning signs.

Currently (July 25, 2016), 69 towns and municipalities in 9 counties suffer the consequences of mine contamination. These are mostly forests which participate with 86,8% in the total structure of SHA. Agricultural areas participate with 12,9% and other areas with 0,3%.

The National Mine Action Strategy 2009-2019 defines the prerequisites for the solution of mine problem including the capacities and funds needed.

The important task in the forthcoming period is, as up to now, informing and esucation of population on danger threatening from mines, UXO and their fragments which has been continuously conducted by CROMAC in co-operation with numerous organizations, associations and state administration bodies.

The Government of the Republic of Croatia has founded the Coordination body for the assistance to people wictims of explosive remnants of war (EOR). The Body consists of representatives of Government Office for Mine Action, Ministry of Interior and ministries in charge of public health and war veterans, CROMAC, Croatian Pension Insurance Institute, Croatian Public Health Institute and other relevant bodies and non-governmental institutions.

Due to the quality selection of priority projects and constant mine risk education activities, we have succeeded in reducing the number of mine victims each year, eventhough we report two mine incidents this year in which one deminer lost his life and two suffered minor bodily injuries.

The Croatian Mine Action Centre (CROMAC) is the founder of the Centre for Testing, Development and Training, Croatia without Mines-Trust Fund for Humanitarian Demining of Croatia and co-founder of the Cluster for Humanitarian Demining Operations Abroad. The Cluster consists of highly-specialized Croatian companies for the manufacture of demining machines and equipment. CROMAC is also the co-founder of the South Eastern Europe Mine Action Coordination Council (SEEMACC).

In the framework of mine action up until now, mine action agreements have been signed with over ten countries. It is our intention to share our experience and provide expert assistant to the countries facing the mine problem. In the years ahead of us, we plan to continue reducing the suspected hazardous area (SHA), warning the population about the existing mine danger, maintaining the marking of suspected hazardous areas and implementing the control mechanisms on the demining worksites.

It is our goal to become a stable and an efficient partner within the global mine action community and to build our experience gained and lessons learned into solving the global mine problem.


The 13th International Symposium Humanitarian Demining 2016


Mine suspected areas in Croatia: 438,00  km2

The Office for Mine Action
Cluster for humanitarian demining