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Landmines UXO and demining

Support for landmine/ERW victims

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) Cambodia and Persons with Disabilities Foundation (PWDF) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve rehabilitation services for landmine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) victims and persons with disabilities at Battambang Physical Rehabilitation Centre (BPRC).​   ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893316/support-for-landmine-erw-victims/

Landmine casualties in Cambodia down 32 pct in first half of 2021: report

Cambodia reported 26 landmine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) casualties in the first half of 2021, down 32 percent compared with 38 over the same period last year, said a report released on Sunday. ...

Xinhua
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-07/11/c_1310055218.htm

CMAC destroys 2,000 cluster munitions in first half of year

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) officials have estimated that between 26 and 30 million cluster munitions were used in Cambodia during the war.   ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-destroys-2000-cluster-munitions-first-half-year

Mine clearance reaches halfway mark, 2025 target in sight

Mine clearance experts have said that Cambodia has reached the halfway mark of clearing mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and the goal of clearing the entire country by 2025 is within reach. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50870014/mine-clearance-reaches-halfway-mark-2025-target-in-sight/

15,000 landmines and UXOs destroyed in first four months

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) destroyed 15,348 landmines and UXOs in the first four months of this year.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866409/15000-landmines-and-uxos-destroyed-in-first-four-months/

Farmer killed and another injured in mines explosion

A farmer was killed and another was injured in a landmine explosion at their farm in Chamkar Chek village, Sung Commune in Somlot district at Battambang province yesterday.    ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50864073/farmer-killed-and-another-injured-in-mines-explosion/

Over 100 UXO units discovered in Battambang

More than 100 units of unexploded ordnances (UXO) were found by villagers in two districts and handed over to the Battambang provincial authorities for further action.   ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-100-uxo-units-discovered-battambang

NPA grants $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance

Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) and Norwegian People Aid (NPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, granting $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance and surveys. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837434/npa-grants-1-6-million-for-cluster-munition-clearance/

CSHD destroys 181 units of UXO found in Oddar Meanchey village

Cambodia Self Help Demining (CSHD) destroyed 181 pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO) on April 6 after finding them on April 4 in Po Chas village of Banteay Ampil district’s Beng commune in Oddar Meanchey province.​   ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cshd-destroys-181-units-uxo-found-oddar-meanchey-village

NGOs: Reorient mining fund provisions

OXFAM Cambodia and the NGO Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA) will jointly implement a project aimed at providing input to the government’s mineral resource development fund.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-reorient-mining-fund-provisions

Excavation workers uncover UXO units at Kandal pagoda

Experts from the Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) have collected and safely disposed of 43 units of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from an excavation site near Sa’ang Phnom pagoda in Peam Sala village of Sa’ang commune in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district after a work crew excavating ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/excavation-workers-uncover-uxo-units-kandal-pagoda

Warship on track for April salvage

If nothing changes, the team searching for unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the warship which was sunk in the Mekong River in Meanchey commune’s Veal village of Kampong Cham province’s Srei Santhor district during the Cambodian civil war in the 1970s, would be completed in late ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/warship-track-april-salvage

Three large bombs found by civilians since Sunday

Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) demining officers yesterday removed and deactivated three bombs weighing more than 230 kilogrammes each in Phnom Penh, Kandal and Tbong Khmum provinces. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50823336/three-large-bombs-found-by-civilians-since-sunday/

Japan provides $1.7M for demining

The Japanese government has provided more than $1.76 million to Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) to implement a demining project in Banteay Meanchey province and a cluster munitions clearance effort in Stung Treng province. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-provides-17m-demining

230kg bomb found in Phnom Penh lake

A 230 kilogramme bomb was discovered in Tamouk Lake at the outskirts of Phnom Penh on Friday, believed to have been buried there for about 50 years. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://khmertimeskh.com/50819097/230kg-bomb-found-in-phnom-penh-lake/

More aerial bombs found within 35 days

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has stumbled onto more aerial bombs since early this year, despite clearing many over the years. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810891/more-aerial-bombs-found-within-35-days/

Asean and Geneva demining organisations sign MoU

The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) in Phnom Penh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) to assist national mine action authorities in the Asean region. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50808375/asean-and-geneva-demining-organisations-sign-mou/

Another one tonne UXO cleared from sunken warship

Over one tonne of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and remnants of war were cleared from a sunken warship in the Mekong River in Kampong Cham province on Sunday, increasing the total amount recovered to more than six tonnes since its discovery on November 5, 2020.  ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807436/another-one-tonne-uxo-cleared-from-sunken-warship/

Kingdom receives aid for demining

The Chinese government on January 19 provided around $1 million worth of equipments for mine action in Cambodia. The aid came as Cambodia launched the National Mine Action Strategy 2018-2025.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-receives-aid-demining

Specialists remove underwater UXO

Specialists from the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC), in cooperation with the army’s Special Forces Command (SFC), have conducted underwater operations to extract munitions from warships which sank in Kampong Cham province’s Srei Santhor district during the ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/specialists-remove-underwater-uxo

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