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18 Apr

The 16th international Symposium „Mine Action 2019” was held from 8th to 11th April 2019 in Slano, Dubrovnik-Neretva County. The Symposium was organized by the Croatian Ministry of the Interior and CROMAC-Centre for Testing, Development and Training, and it was held under the patronage of the Croatian Government, with Hungary as a partner country. 170 participants from 31 countries from Europe, Asia and North and South America attended.

At the Symposium opening, among other speakers, the Director of CROMAC-Centre for Testing, development and Training, Mrs. Katarina Markt, held a welcome address, and the Symposium was opened by Mr. Damir Trut, Assistant Minister of the Interior, Envoy of the President of the Croatian Government and Envoy of the Minister of the Interior. After the official opening, the Hungarian Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, H.E. József Zoltán Magyar, awarded Certificates of appreciation by the Hungarian Minister of the Interior to the Participants of „De-mine HU HR II“ Project. Finally, Mr. Damir Trut gave the overview of the new structure of the Croatian Civil Protection Directorate.

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28 Jan

On the 24th and 25th January 2019, representatives of the Libyan Ministry of Defence, accompanied by representatives of the Libyan Embassy in the Republic of Croatia, visited HCR-CTRO. The Libyan delegation consisted of four officers from the Engineering Directorate of the Ministry of Defence.
The delegation expressed a strong interest in the training courses conducted by HCR-CTRO, especially in the EOD courses, as well as the general airborne survey conducted with drones. At the end of the meeting it was concluded that an Agreement on Cooperation should be prepared and signed.

14 Jan

From 10th to 11th January, HCR-CTRO conducted a training course on ERW risk education for representatives of the Serbian-Russian Humanitarian Centre from Niš. The Co-director of the Center, Mr Bojan Glamoclija, and his two assistants, attended the course and became qualified for ERW education instructors. The course was a continuation of excellent cooperation between HCR-CTRO, as a leading training centre from the region in the field of humanitarian demining, and structures involved in humanitarian demining in the Republic of Serbia. The representatives of the Serbian-Russian Centre were very pleased with the training. Discussions were also led about continuation of cooperation and possible joint projects.