TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 29, 2016 — Janus Global Operations has destroyed 1, 246 landmines and other unexploded ordnance across the Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah provinces of Kurdistan in Iraq as part of a demining project with the Iraqi-Kurdistan Mine Action Agency, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday.
The company said Dec. 22 its explosives detection teams worked with 243 local national employees to demine more than 161.8 acres of land in an effort to clear the areas for farming and housing.
“We were proud to work with IKMAA for this project, and its completion means that civilians who enter into these areas are no longer in mortal danger, and what was once inaccessible land will now be used for farming and homes will be built on it, ” said Alan Weakley, JGO president and chief operating officer.
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