Wednesday, July 01, 2009

U.S. Embassy: Upgrades at Bmariam Ammunition Depot completed

NNA - 1/7/2009 The Embassy of the United States of America issued today a media notice in which it announed that "In June, security upgrades at the Bmariam Central Ammunition Depot of the Lebanese Armed Forces were completed. The United States provided funding for the security upgrades to the depot to ensure that the site meets international standards for munitions storage."

The notice added "This project is a key element in the on-going U.S. assistance to Lebanon for de-mining and the safe storage and disposal of munitions. In 2008, the U.S. Government contributed $5 million to such activities."

The notice concluded "The overall goal of U.S. military assistance to Lebanon is to strengthen the LAF and increase its capacity to defend Lebanon's borders. Since 2006, the United States has allocated over $410 million to the LAF. The United States is committed to building the capabilities of the LAF and it will continue to support the government of Lebanon and the LAF as they continue their efforts to safeguard the peace, unity and sovereignty of Lebanon."

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