Official opening ceremony of the demining activities in Čista Mala community
On January 10, 2011 German Ambassador to Croatia, H.E. Dr Bernd Fischer opened the demining project site in ?ista Mala, in Šibenik Knin County. The demining of the project site “Meadows, pastures and forest area southeast of the ?ista Mala Community” in total area of 197.594 sq. meters is financed by the donation of the FR Republic of Germany to ITF in the amount of 200.000 EUR. This is the first German donation to ITF for Croatia.
Short information about the project site was presented at the press conference that was held in the premises of the Vodice City council. The speakers at the conference were H.E. Dr. Bernd Fischer, German Ambassador to Croatia, Ms Branka Juri?ev Martin?ev, Mayor of the city of Vodice, Mr. Goran Pauk, County Prefect of Šibenik Knin County, Mr. Dorijan Marši?, ITF Director and Mr. Zdravko Modrušan, Director of the Croatian Mine Action Center.
Following the conference, a visit of the project site was organized where CROMAC gave a short introduction of the project location and mine situation in the area. Also, the Contractor (company RUMITAL ltd from Zagreb) introduced the demining methods and demining machine to the guests.
Federal Republic of Germany is one of the major ITF donor and has altogether contributed over 19 million EUR of donations for the Region of southeast Europe.