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Army calls for establishment of land mine removal center

All Headlines 15:40 September 04, 2018

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Army called Tuesday for the establishment of an agency dedicated to removing border land mines as part of efforts to implement the April inter-Korean summit agreement to transform the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) into a peace zone.

It is expected to take around 200 years to identify and eliminate land mines south of the Military Demarcation Line, the Army said, noting the need for the agency tasked with planning and executing the removal process.

The Army also believes that the military needs to introduce high-tech unmanned systems, such as drones, to safely carry out the land mine removal program.

Seoul has made a flurry of proposals to enforce the April summit agreement, such as removing border guard posts on a trial basis and disarming the Joint Security Area in the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom.


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