Japan continues to support ITF activities in BiH
H.E. Kazuya Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan in BiH, and Ambassador Tomaž Lovrenčič, ITF Director (Acting), signed a new agreement, where Japan is contributing additional 408,660 EUR for demining and technical survey in Municipalities of Petrovo, Čelić and Han Pijesak. The event was honoured by H.E. Maureen E. Cormack, Ambassador of United States of America to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and H.E. Zorica Bukinac, Ambassador of Slovenia in BiH.
We are grateful to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and would also like to thank U.S. Department of State for joining the efforts.
With these new funds, earmarked for the field activities in 2018, the Government of Japan has donated in total 2.9 million EUR through ITF for mine action activities in BiH since 1998.
By the end of 2017 a total of 1.9 million m² of land was demined by Japan funding on 54 project locations, where 463 mines and UXO were found and removed from the ground in Municipalities of Gračanica, Petrovo, Lukavac, Velika Kladuša, Bihać, Šamac, Domaljevac-Šamac, Donji Žabar, Brčko Distriktu, Ilijašu and Busovača.