07 Nov EUTM PROJECT – EXTENSION OF THE DE-MINING SCHOOL
Continuing its work in the field of infrastructural upgrading, the EUTM (European Union Training Mission) Mali will soon finish the extension to the De-mining School of the MaAF (Malian Armed Forces), located in Bamako. This project is the result of the cooperation between EUTM Mali and the Malian DGM (Direction du Génie Militaire). The entire project was financed by Luxembourg, which is a member of the European Union.
In order to carry out this project, EUTM Mali contracted a civilian enterprise to perform the works. Malian DGM drew up the plans and is involved in the daily follow up of the works. Currently, there are two buildings to be constructed in the final phase: an instruction room for 40 students and a workshop for the engineering material. There is also a third building that is in the structural works phase: a dormitory for 40 students and 10 instructors, with sanitary facilities.
The works that started in June 2020 will be finished at the beginning of 2021. This project will allow the Malian engineers to train their personnel and other security forces for EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), who are essential for the security of many areas of the country.