The spokesman also said that the Panmunjom Declaration clearly defined the principle of the peaceful use of unarmed zones (DMZ). In response to the spirit of the declaration, the Korean Army decided to set up mine clearance operations centres, with mine-ravaged Cambodia, Thailand and Croatia and other countries have mine clearance centres.
The South Korean Army has also conducted mine clearance operations before. During the Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun administrations, the ROK and the DPRK planned to connect the Jingyi Line and the East China Sea Line. In order to promote the railway industry, the ROK Army carried out mine clearance activities in unarmed areas, covering 850,000 square meters near the Jingyi Line and 130,000 square meters near the East China Sea Line. A total of more than 5000 explosives were cleared.
Another South Korean Army spokesman said that the existing imported demining equipment of the South Korean Army has basically been scrapped and needs to be re-imported equipment. In order to ensure the safety of mine clearance, this mine clearance will use unmanned long-distance mine clearance machinery, will also use unmanned aerial vehicles and other new technologies. (author / Li Kekuan)
South Korea and North Korea began clearing mines in the Panmunjom common guard area in October 1st. (Reuters) source: reference editor: Zou yuan _NBJS7274
South Korea and North Korea began clearing mines in the Panmunjom common guard area in October 1st. (Reuters)