Visit of the minefields in Northern Albania
The ceremony of hand-over of the cleared land to the local communities took place in Stoberda, Northern Albania on Friday. Albanian Mine Action Executive thus handed over the land cleared in 2003 by the two demining NGOs DanChurchAid and Swiss Foundation for Demining for safe use to local population. The ceremony was attended also by the representatives of the donor community, Albanian authorities, UNDP, KFOR and ITF. The ceremony was also accompanied by the presentation of the demining machine ML-1 that was the donation of the United States of America through ITF to the Albanian Mine Action programme and Danminar MDD team, that was supported by the Czech donation through the ITF. With the sufficient donor support in 2004 and 2005 Albania could be free of the effect of mines by the end of 2005.