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Landmines UXO and demining

CMAC destroys more than 36,000 mines, UXOs in 2019

Throughout this year, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) had detected and destroyed more than 36,000 mines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) on nearly 6,700ha of mine-contaminated land across 487 locations in the Kingdom. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-destroys-more-36000-mines-uxos-2019

China grants $2.5 for demining operations

The Chinese government has granted more than $2 million in assistance to support demining operations in the Kingdom.​ Heng Ratana, director-general of Cambodian Mine Action Centre, yesterday said the Chinese government agreed to grant $2.5 million to support mine clearance next year. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50674136/china-grants-2-5-for-demining-operations

CMAC registers rise in landmine victims

The Cambodian Mine Action Center yesterday said there were 74 landmine victims this year, an increase from the 58 casualties registered last year and also in 2017. In its annual report CMAC said of these, 12 people were killed, 47 were injured and 15 were ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673787/cmac-registers-rise-in-landmine-victims

Japan provides almost $2M to aid mine clearance efforts

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) on Tuesday signed the Record of Discussion on Technical Cooperation for the Project for Strengthening Organisational Functions of CMAC to implement mine clearance action for the next four years. The project will receive ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-provides-almost-2m-aid-mine-clearance-efforts

CMAA seeks 2,000 soldiers to partake in mine-clearance

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority is seeking 2,000 army personnel to engage in demining so the Kingdom can to achieve its mine-free goal by 2025.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50671879/cmaa-seeks-2000-soldiers-to-partake-in-mine-clearance

Mine action authority continues push for mine-free Kingdom by 2025

The government and foreign donors have spent about $500 million to clear land mines and war remnants in the Kingdom over the last 20 years, making formerly mine-strewn areas safe for cultivation. Ly Thuch, first vice president of Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authorities, ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669777/mine-action-authority-continues-push-for-mine-free-kingdom-by-2025/

Mine, UXO casualties up 40 percent

The Cambodian Mine Action Authority has reported that casualties increased this year by more than 40 percent when compared with the same period last year. A CMAA report obtained yesterday showed there were 71 casualties from January to October due to landmine and unexploded ordnance ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668223/mine-uxo-casualties-up-40-percent/

Cambodia recommits to clearing up mine-affected areas by 2025

At the Fourth Review Conference on a Mine-Free World held in Oslo, Norway, from November 25-29, Cambodia recommitted to its goal of clearing all land containing mines and cluster bombs by 2025. In a press release on Sunday, Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-recommits-clearing-mine-affected-areas-2025

Foreign Affairs Ministry requests Sweden to continue demining aid

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has reiterated his request for Swedish government to consider continuing to provide aid for demining action in Cambodia, a senior official said.​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665723/foreign-affairs-ministry-requests-sweden-to-demining-aid/

Battambang man being treated after losing arm to UXO

A 38-year-old man lost his arm when after he accidentally detonated an anti-tank mine while operating a paddy rice cutter in Chouk Chey, O’Beichoan commune in O’Chrov district, Banteay Meanchey province on Monday afternoon. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/battambang-man-being-treated-after-losing-arm-uxo

Koica planning to lend support in mine clearing

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) said on Wednesday it has embarked on a feasibility study – Project of Mine Action for Human Development Programme in Cambodia – to advance community development in villages that have been deemed mine-free. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koica-planning-lend-support-mine-clearing

Joint commitment toward mine-free Cambodia

Australia, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority and the UN development programme on Friday signed a joint statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to working toward a mine-free Cambodia by 2025. ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660644/joint-commitment-toward-mine-free-cambodia/

Nearly 70 killed or hurt by UXOs this year

Sixty-seven people were killed or injured by mines and unexploded ordnance during the past nine months and three weeks. The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority said that from January until October 17, there were 47 cases, 21 from landmines and 26 from UXOs. “So ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652667/nearly-70-killed-or-hurt-by-uxos-this-year/

Mine, UXO incidents see sharp rise

At least 66 people have been killed and injured by mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) so far this year, an increase of 23 on the same period last year, a report obtained by The Post said. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mine-uxo-incidents-see-sharp-rise

Japanese mine aid agreed

The Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) is to provide the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) with $401,650 in untied aid following the signing of an agreement on Monday. JMAS representative Noriyoshi Suenaga and CMAC director-general Heng Ratana signed off on the agreement. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-mine-aid-agreed

Japan to boost demining efforts

Japan today will provide more than $1 million in grant aid to two NGO’s for demining work, community healthcare projects and children support networks. The signing ceremony for the grant assistance totalling $1,052,298 will be held in the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh. An embassy statement ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647698/japan-to-boost-demining-efforts/

Japan pledges to aid demining work until 2025

The Japan Mine Action Service yesterday pledged its continued support for demining action until 2025, when the Kingdom aims to be mine-free. Nakano Masahito, its technical adviser, said at a press briefing at the Japanese Embassy that JMAS will work hard to help clear landmines and ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50638519/japan-pledges-to-aid-demining-work-until-2025/

US government to provide $425K for war-era cluster bomb clearance

The US government will provide an extra $425,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) for it to clear the remnants of cluster bombs dropped on eastern Cambodia 40 years ago and carry out research. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-government-provide-425k-war-era-cluster-bomb-clearance

CMAC deployed after bomb discoveries in Banteay Meanchey

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) specialists have been deployed to begin unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations in Banteay Meanchey province after the tailfins of large bombs were found protruding from the ground. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-deployed-after-bomb-discoveries-banteay-meanchey

China provides CMAA with new demining tools

As the number of mine casualties has nearly doubled in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, the Chinese government yesterday provided new equipment to the Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority for clearance activities. The equipment ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50617404/china-provides-cmaa-with-new-demining-tools/

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