Demining Contract Awarded
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has announced that BACTEC International Limited has been chosen to carry out the Falkland Islands de-mining project. The British company was selected after a rigorous procurement process which included three other strong bidders. To read the press release in full click here.
The Falkland Islands Government is supportive of Her Majesty™s Government™s (HMG) obligations under the Ottawa Convention, however, it has put no pressure on HMG in respect of mine clearance. A spokesman for the Falkland Islands Government said: œWe are satisfied that all mined areas are safely fenced, and present no long term social or economic difficulties for the Falklands. We shall, however, seek to facilitate the de-mining operations but wish the greatest possible care to be taken to mitigate any environmental damage that de-mining might cause.