Landmines UXO and demining

Cambodia, UN discuss mine clearance cooperation

Cambodian Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) Ly Thuch has met with Mrs. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM Hun Sen calls for attention to UXO in Mekong River

Prime Minister  Hun Sen has appealed to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to pay attention to the unexploded ordnance (UXO) under water in the Mekong River. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia needs $ 138M to achieve 2025 mine-free target: official

Cambodia needs $ 138 million dollars for the next two years to achieve its mine-free target by 2025, Ly Thuch, first vice president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authorities (CMAA), said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

UXO casualties down 56 per cent, say CMAA

Since the beginning of January, eleven people were injured and one killed by land mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). According to a March 27 report from the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA), this represents a 56 per cent reduction on the same period in 2022, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Government declares Takeo mine-free

Ly Thuch, First Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), presided over the declaration of Takeo as a landmines-free province” this morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CMAC pushing forward with China grants

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) will now embark on new Chinese-funded demining projects in three provinces after the completion of two missions. ...

Van Roeun

Government declares Kampong Chhnang mine-free

Another province has been declared mine-free, which is another achievement for the Royal Government and the country as it moves towards the goal of being mine-free by 2025. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Preah Sihanouk province officially declared landmine-free

Preah Sihanouk province was officially declared landmine free on February 24, making it the sixth province to be declared free of landmines. Authorities are committed to clearing 12 more provinces of landmines by the end of the year. ...

Ry Sochan

Germany pledges renewed support for mine clearance

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier reiterated German preparedness to help Cambodia combat climate change and embrace renewable energy. The largest European economy will continue to support mine clearance operations in Cambodia and conservation of Cambodia’s ancient temples. ...

Ry Sochan

German President visits demining site in Siem Reap

During his official visit in Cambodia, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and First Lady Elke Büdenbender yesterday paid a visit to a landmine field being cleared by the Halo Trust in Siem Reap province’s Puok district. ...

Taing Rinith

$13.2 million from China for demining

In contributing to attain the goal of Cambodia mine-free by 2025, China has donated $13.2 million for demining in vulnerable areas to bring peace and happiness to Cambodian people. The donation came during the official visit of Prime Minister Hun Sen to China. ...

Chhun Sunly

Sniffer dogs to swoop down on 4 localities for ‘mine-free 2025’

Demining operators from the Mine-Free Cambodia 2025 Foundation are preparing to carry out operations in Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear, Pursat and Pailin provinces after plans have been signed off by the national-level authorities. ...

Long Kimmarita

CMAC embarks on demining efforts in five provinces

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) has deployed several groups of demining personnel to five provinces to embark on a new mine clearing effort. ...

Hang Punreay

Cambodia, Japan provide tech training for Ukrainian deminers

Japan’s foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said his government will continue contributing to the reconstruction of Ukraine through demining cooperation with Cambodia and other countries. ...

Ry Sochan

Investing in clearing minefields helps communities

Mine clearance in Cambodia is proving that returning safe land to communities for productive use is creating pathways for recovery that enable social, economic and environmental benefits, a report reveals. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Australia contributes significantly to Cambodia’s demining

Australia is one of the longest-standing supporters of mine clearance action in Cambodia, contributing essentially to Cambodian government’s goal to reach mine-free status by 2025. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CMAC vows to clear 265km2 of landmines, UXOs in 2023

Reiterating its support to the efforts of authorities to make Cambodia a mine-free nation by 2025, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has pledged to clear more than 265 square kilometres of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) this year. ...

Hang Punreay

Government decides to release additional $30 million for mine clearance

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to release an additional $30 million from its savings for mine and UXO clearance to reach the goal of mine-free Cambodia by 2025. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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