Landmines UXO and demining

Ly Thuch thanks UN-ESCAP for helping Cambodia draft a national policy on mine action

Senior Minister Ly Thuch, Chairman of National Committee for ESCAP and First Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority, thanked UN-ESCAP for assisting Cambodia in drafting a National Mine Action Policy which is the first time that UN-ESCAP has participated in mine action. ...

Khmer Times Staff

US offers 12 million more in aid for demining mission

The United States, as part of its ongoing commitment to help Cambodia achieve its objective of becoming a country free of landmines by 2025, has increased its financial assistance for the Kingdom’s mine clearance activities. ...

Som Sotheary

Cambodia launches pioneering mine action management information system ahead of global summit

In a groundbreaking move towards achieving a mine-free future for Cambodia, the Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) is proud to announce the launch of the Cambodia Mine Action Management Information System, a cutting-edge initiative designed to revolutionize the coordination, efficiency, and effectiveness ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ly Thuch receives Martin Vavra, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Cambodia

Dr. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Mines Authority, on February 26, 2024, at the Office of the Mine Authority, received Martin Vavra, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Cambodia, for a courtesy call and an inquiry on mine action in ...

Khmer Times Staff

Britain allots additional $3.8 million for mine clearance

The United Kingdom has pledged a further $3.8 million in funding to support mine clearance efforts in Cambodia, as part of a broader commitment to aid eight countries across Africa and Asia. ...

Taing Rinith

Japan provides nearly $14 million in grants for mine action training

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) and SATO KOGYO Co. Ltd signed a contract agreement for the project “construction of training facilities at the Technical Institute of Mine Action in Kampong Chhang Province and the Outreach Facilities (Techo Peace Museum) in Siem Reap province”. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Four African nations seek demining training from CMAC

Four African countries, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Somalia, have asked the Cambodian government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) to help train deminers in each country. ...

Hang Punreay

Ly Thuch will chair a meeting of the Ottawa Convention Committee in Geneva, Switzerland

Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), high representative of Prime Minister Dr Hun Manet, who is also the chairman of the CMAA, will chair a meeting of the Ottawa Convention Committee in Geneva, Switzerland from January 22-27, ...

Khmer Times Staff

Queen Mother donates $50,000 to support CMAC’s mine action

The Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk donated $50,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) for use in demining activities in Cambodia. ...

Torn Vibol

China-aided mine clearance project benefits 1.5 million Cambodian people

A China-aided mine clearance project has cleared over 100 square km land contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war (eras) in Cambodia, benefiting some 1.5 million people, a senior government official said. ...


Cambodia is ready to welcome delegations from 164 countries for the 2024 Ottawa Convention

Senior official of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) said on 16 January 2024 that as the host of Ottawa Conventionin 2024, Cambodia is ready to welcome delegates from 164 country and other international institutes in November at Siem Reap province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

The People and Government of China continued providing grant assistances for good seeks of demining activities

Heng Ratana, Director General of CMAC, received Ma Shengkun, Deputy Director General of the Department of Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and CAO Xilin Deputy Director General of Office Arms Control and International Military Cooperation of Chinese Ministry of Defense and their ...

Khmer Times Staff

China’s contribution to Cambodia’s mine action lauded

Cambodia has applauded the Government of China for its active contribution to humanitarian mine action in the Kingdom, enabling safe land for farmers and reducing mine and ERW risks. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CMAA wins Model Leadership award from Spirit of Soccer

Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) First Vice-President Ly Thuch became the proud recipient of an award from the Spirit of Soccer (SOS), a humanitarian educational organisation. ...

Torn Vibol

US senators submit bill on funding landmine clearance in Indochina

Members of the US Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Tammy Baldwin of the Democratic Party from Wisconsin state, and Senator Jerry Moran of the Republican Party from Kansas state, have submitted a bipartisan bill that allocates funding for clearing landmines and other unexploded ordnances left over ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kampong Speu, Cambodia’s 13th province to be free of landmines

Cambodia Mine Action Authority (CMAA) has declared Kampong Speu a landmine-free province on October 30 with a celebration marked by the inauguration of an administrative building by Prime Minister Hun Manet. ...

Rov Hongseng

Manet declares Kampong Speu province mine-free

Prime Minister Hun Manet paid his respects to and commended the efforts of all mine action operators to clear landmines from Kampong Speu province and protect lives. ...

Post Staff

Global landmine victim assistance conference in Cambodia promises support to survivors

The third global conference on assistance to landmine victims concluded in the capital of Cambodia on Thursday, vowing to carry out actions and policies to improve the lives of survivors and affected communities, a senior Cambodian official said. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CMAA: Survivor support, disability rights crucial

Cambodia is hosting the Third Global Conference on Mine Victim Assistance from October 17-19 in Phnom Penh. Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), led a delegation of conference participants on a visit to local NGO Exceed Worldwide on ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodia ready to host the 5th Review Conference of Mine Ban Treaty

Cambodia is ready to host the 5th Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty: Siem Reap Angkor Summit on a Mine-Free World, which will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff

UXO casualties down one third to date in 2023

Officials from the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) reported that in the first nine months of the year, nearly 30 people were victims of unexploded ordnance (UXO), a reduction of around one third on the same period last year. ...

Chea Sokny

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