On demining the border between North Korea and South Korea will take 200 years
SEOUL, September 5. /TASS/. Full clearance between the DPRK and the Republic of Korea, the demilitarized zone is about 200 years old. This was stated on Wednesday the radio station KBS, the representative of land forces of the country.
According to the military, even if mine will be involved in all available in South Korea, engineering units, at the current level of technology, the process cannot be completed in less than two centuries.
In this regard, the representative of the armed forces pointed to the need to create a special center for the elimination of mines in preparation for a joint peace project of the South and the North in the demilitarized zone, which is a neutral zone with a length of 241 km and a width of 4 km.
According to various estimates, from 1953 to the present was laid more than two million anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. the Problem is compounded by the fact that many maps of the minefields have been lost. In addition, floods and heavy rains lead to annual moving minutes, so the exact location of most of them is unknown. Therefore, in the event of liquidation of the demilitarized zone, the engineers will have to examine literally every inch of the territory.