Libya – UK vows £1.5 million for ERW and mines removal project in Benghazi

2018/11/10 – UK’s ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, announced Monday in a televised statement that his country had pledged £1.5 million to a project that aims to remove explosive remnants of war (ERW) and mines from Libya’s eastern city, Benghazi.

« Delighted to be back in Benghazi for the third time this year. Proud to announce the UK will spend £1.5 million over 2 years to create a safer environment for communities in Benghazi by removing the explosive remnants of war. » Baker tweeted.

He said that his country would be glad to help clear the revenants of war left by « ISIS when the terrorist were defeated and kicked out of the city. »

The UK and the US signed last September with Denmark an agreement to keep on removing mines from Sirte, which was ISIS stronghold in Libya.

The UK’s embassy also signed last July a contract to fund, in coordination with the Swiss embassy « Free Fields » organization’s campaign that aimed to raise awareness of the perils posed non-explosive remnants of war.

The Libyan Observer / Sahel-Elite


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