BAKU: USA spends over $12m on Azeri mine clearance in six years

USA spends over 12m dollars on Azeri mine clearance in six years – agency

Bilik Dunyasi news agency
21 Oct 04


The US State Department has published a report on its expenditure for
mine clearance in different countries. The document says that the USA
has spent 12.7m dollars on the mine clearance work in Azerbaijan over
the past six years, of which 2.4m dollars has been allocated over the
past year alone.

All in all, Washington has allotted 30.4m dollars to the former USSR
republics since 1998. As part of the programme, Armenia has received
9.3m dollars, Estonia 2.6m dollars and Georgia 5.8m dollars.

This year, the bulk of the funds allocated for the mine clearance work
was channelled into Iraq.