On Friday the Azerbaijan National Agency of Mine Actions (ANAMA) will hold a presentation of the Saloglu project on mine clearing of unexploded ammunition in the Aghstafa region, the agency told Trend.
The project will be implemented within the cooperation of the Azerbaijani government and the NATO Logistics and Assistance Organization under the support of the Azerbaijani
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The value of the project comprises 1,047,649 euros. Azerbaijan fulfilled all their liabilities and collected necessary sum through NATO donor countries such as Finland, Luxemburg, Norway, Turkey, Sweden, the United States, Australia and DP UN.
Attending the event will be Abid Sharifov, the Azerbaijani Vice-Premier, Robert Siemens, the special representative of the NATO on Central Asia and the South Caucasus, as well as donor countries.
40m square kilometers was polluted with unexploded ammunition as a result of the explosion at the military plant of the former USSR Armed Forces located in the territory of the Saloglu village, Aghstafa region, in 1991. 80 people were injured and 31 died as a result of 148 explosions in this territory.