(English) Algeria has had a longstanding struggle with landmines and unexploded ordnance, dating as far back as the antipersonnel mines laid in WWII.
The longstanding struggle Algeria has had with explosive remnants of war was further exacerbated by the insurgency campaign for independence from France in the 1990s.
While the Algerian government has made fantastic strides towards clearing the 10 million landmines left from the wars, new conflicts in the region are endangering lives once again.
Improvised mines are now being laid by terrorist organisations.
Algerian police are battling landmine smuggling by illegal arms dealers.
While Algeria has many challenges posed by unexploded ordnance, SafeLane had a very different problem to manage with a client in Algeria recently.
During seismic surveys undertaken by another company, a number of charges were left behind at various locations, having failed to initiate.
The charges were spread out over an area of approximately 600sqkm and SafeLane’s explosive ordnance disposal experts were called in to help.
They surveyed the area for the client and then cleared the land, ensuring the land was released back to the local community, safe to use.
To support land release and the safe clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war for your construction projects in Algeria, contact SafeLane for technical assistance and practical help.