INTENDED FUTURE ACTIVITIESTaking into consideration the lack of the precise holistic information on the current mine/UXO contaminated areas in Armenia, we plan to implement these mentioned consecutive activities for upcoming years:- Conducting landmine impact survey, identification of contaminated areas, and marking;- Conducting technical survey, and defining minefields;- Implementing mine clearance activities.
- To conduct demining activities, identify and remove the placed but unexploded mines and ordnances within Armenia;- To develop a programme for the utilization, destruction and conservation of expired or non-effective arms and ammunition, production of military importance and etc.;- To provide expertise conclusion on the issue of goods identity of military importance that are exported from Armenia, imported into the Armenia and transit transferred through the territory of Armenia.
OVERVIEWUntil 2011 Armenian Mine Action programme had developed under the Armenian Armed Forces. Even though significant efforts were vested in Armenian Mine Action programme in past, the process has stalled by the end of 2006, mainly due to lack of financial resources.And finally, at the beginning of 2011 the Government of the Republic of Armenia (RA) made concrete steps in civilianization of Mine Action programme and preparedness to establish the national ownership of the problem. RA Government established a civilian “Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise” (CHDE), state non-commercial organization, and approved its Charter by the Decree N 143 adopted on 17 February 2011.The founder of Armenian CHDE is the RA Government, and the governing authorised state body is the RA Ministry of Defence.
Dear friends, if you wish to contribute anyhow to the demining in Armenia or help to mine victims, you can do it by transferring some amount of money to the “Foundation for Demining and Utilization” and mention the particular goal or recipient of your contribution. (For example, 20.000 AMD - for Armen Armenyan, or 5.000 AMD for the demining works in Suynik region, Armenia, etc.)“Foundation for Demining and Utilization”Bank account - 16048259300300 AMD (currency- Armenian Dram)Bank VTB-Armenia CJSC
The Armenian CHDE has a Board, an advisory collegial body, representing the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Territorial Administration, Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Justice. These in-line Ministries are represented in the Board on the Deputy Minister level.