South Atlantic Remote Territories Media Association - Falkland Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha The latest news from the Falkland Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha The news that matters from the
British Territories in the South Atlantic Ocean.
 HOME
 CONTACT US
 MAILING LIST
 LINKS
 SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
 WEATHER INFO (0)
 TOURISM/TRAVEL (2)
 SNIPPETS (0)
 SHIPPING/FREIGHT (0)
 MINERAL RESOURCES (2)
 LEGAL (16)
 HERITAGE (8)
 HEALTH (5)
 GEOLOGICAL EVENTS (0)
 GEN - GOVERNMENT (2)
 FISHERIES (8)
 ENVIRONMENT (1)
 EDUCATION (5)
 BUSINESS NEWS (17)
 AGRICULTURE (2)
 ALL ISLANDS (68)
 ASCENSION ISLAND (1)
 BRIT.ANTARCTIC TER. (0)
 FALKLAND ISLANDS (23)
 S.ATLANTIC GENERAL (8)
 SAINT HELENA (24)
 SOUTH GEORGIA (5)
 TRISTAN DA CUNHA (6)
Sponsored Links


Home | March 2014 Please tell us what you think of this article. Tell a friend Print Friendly

Falklands : FALKLANDS: MINE CLEARANCE QUESTION SNSWERED BY MLA SUMMERS
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 31.03.2014 (Article Archived on 05.05.2014)

A member of the public, Eric Goss, has asked for a public statement on why there was no mine clearance activity this summer. We are therefore able to advise as follows:

MINE CLEARANCE QUESTION SNSWERED BY MLA SUMMERS

A member of the public, Eric Goss, has asked for a public statement on why there was no mine clearance activity this summer. We are therefore able to advise as follows:


"The Falkland Islands Government understands that the UK is committed to meeting the goal of full clearance of minefields in the Falkland Islands. However, the Falklands pose a unique challenge for demining operations. The location, challenging weather conditions, concerns over the environment, incomplete Argentine minefield records and the tough financial climate are all factors the UK must contend with in taking forward this work. Despite these challenges, in 2013 the third phase of work was completed, meaning a total of 974 anti-personnel mines and 600 anti-vehicle mines have now been removed from the Falklands.

Demining work did not take place this summer because efforts were focused on agreeing a multi-year plan for the next round of mine clearance operations. We have not pressed on this issue given the clear financial constraints the UK Government is working under, but remain willing to assist in whatever way we can when the next phase of clearance is to begin."

 

This article is the Property and Copyright of Falkland Islands News Network.

<< First < PreviousArticle 4 of 25
within March 2014
Next > Last >>
      Powered by NIC.SHCopyright 1993-2014 SARTMA.comDesign by CrownNet