Demining activities have been completed by removing signs that until recently warned of the presence of mines, along hiking trails and attractive tourist destinations on Trebevic Mountain and the municipality of Istocni Stari Grad.
The “Sarajevo without Mines” project, fully funded by the United States, officially began on April 4, 2019, and includes four municipalities in the Sarajevo region – the municipalities of Vogosca, Novi Grad, Stari Grad, and East Stari Grad.
So far, all mine clearance activities have been completed in the municipalities of Stari Grad and Novi Grad, which also declared the City of Sarajevo mine-free, and today, demining activities have been completed in the municipality of Istocni Stari Grad.
Residents of the municipality, as well as numerous visitors to Mount Trebevic, will no longer have to fear mines and other unexploded ordnance
Deminers of the Mine Detection Dog Training Center (MDDC) – the demining contractor, by officially removing mine signs and demining marks, on which they have worked diligently in recent months, declare Trebevic and the municipality of Istocni Stari Grad free of mines.
More than 260 mines and explosives were found and destroyed at the Trebevic and East Stari Grad sites, the MDDC said.