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Unmas project to turn mainefields into sports fields

THE United Nations Mine Action Service (Unmas) has identified 18 hazardous areas

Unmas project to turn mainefields into sports fields

By ANNE CANALP

Reporter

THE United Nations Mine Action Service (Unmas) has identified 18 hazardous areas near the “Green Line” for landmine clearance – as a new UN project was launched to turn minefields into sports fields.

The island's Unficyp peackeeping force announced that discussions on the project would continue alongside fundraising for a pilot project to establish a sports facility inside the buffer zone south of Gazimağusa.

A statement said: "The area for this project has been identified, close to the new crossing point in Derinya which opened in November 2018.

It is lined up to become a “hub of bicommunality” accessible to people of all abilities -- girls and boys, women and men – from both sides of the border.

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