DCM Elisabeth Rood Marks Completion of Mine Clearance Project in West Georgia (November 1)

Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Rood and Japanese Ambassador Tadaharu Uehara unveiled a plaque in Chognari. Photo: State Dept
Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Rood and Japanese Ambassador Tadaharu Uehara unveiled a plaque in Chognari. Photo: State Dept
Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Rood and Japanese Ambassador Tadaharu Uehara unveiled a plaque in Chognari. Photo: State Dept

DCM Elisabeth Rood Marks Completion of Mine Clearance Project in West Georgia (November 1)

Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Rood and Japanese Ambassador Tadaharu Uehara unveiled a plaque in Chognari, West Georgia, to commemorate the completion of a mine clearing project implemented by HALO Trust.  The project, co-funded by the United States and Japan, removed mines and unexploded ordnance from more than 900,000 square meters of land.  As DCM Rood mentioned in her remarks at the ceremony, the United States has provided over $1 million USD to support humanitarian mine clearance efforts in Georgia so that its people “are able to use their land without fear of dangerous weapons hidden below the soil.”   Founded in 1988, HALO Trust is a non-profit organization with 6,000 deminers working worldwide.