Japan Contributes US$5.2 Million to Support Explosive Remnants of War Clearance Efforts in Libya
Tripoli, 17 March 2014 – Japan is contributing US$5.2 million to the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to facilitate the clearance of explosive remnants of war, a program coordinated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
The contribution by the Government of Japan will go to executing the project “Support to Battle Area Clearance (BAC) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)” in Libya, which runs from 1 April 2014 through 31 March 2015 and is to be carried out in partnership with Libyan authorities.
The project aims to create a safer and more secure Libya through a reduced threat from explosive remnants of war, weapons and unsecured ammunition by enhancing clearance and disposal operations. Libyan communities, particularly the population in the areas of Hun, Suknah and Waddan, will directly benefit from the project.