Egyptian army has cleared 25 million WWII landmines, explosives from Western Desert: Spox

Ahram Online , Wednesday 31 Aug 2022

The Egyptian Armed Forces have cleared 25 million landmines, explosive objects, and ammunition from the country’s Western Desert in recent years, Armed Forces spokesman Gharib Abdel-Hafez said in a statement on Wednesday.

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The Egyptian Armed Forces clear landmines, explosive objects, and ammunition in the Western Desert. Egyptian Armed Forces


The government has been able to undertake various urban and development projects in the areas where these remnants of war have been cleared, the spokesman said.

These efforts reflect the Armed Forces keenness to provide security across Egypt and to enable the country push forward the development process and establish more urban projects, Abdel-Hafez said.

The mine clearance operation also includes the El-Alamein area, which paves the way for farming and housing projects as well as establishing important projects like the Dabaa nuclear plant.

Projects established in areas where war remnants have been cleared include cultivation and reclamation projects, the Al-Hammam Canal, as well as petroleum exploration projects, the spokesman said.

The Armed Forces has also cleared the area of Alamein city in northwestern Egypt, which has enabled the ministries of agriculture and housing to establish development projects, Abdel-Hafez added.

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