Landmines UXO and demining

Farmer finds 140 UXOs in Siem Reap

A farmer found more than 100 UXOs while driving a tractor to plough his rice field in Siem Reap province on Monday. Colonel Sun Eng, Svay Loeu district police chief, said 45-year-old farmer Ken Kay was driving a tractor to plough his rice field located ...

Khy Sovuthy

UXO blasts wound two in Oddar Meanchey, Pailin

Two men were wounded in separate unexploded ordnance blasts on Saturday in Oddar Meanchey and Pailin provinces. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Sunday that the first incident occurred in Trapaing Prasat district’s Bak Anloung commune in Oddar Meanchey province at 9:55am on ...

Soth Koemsoeun

CMAC builds elephants from weapons

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has fashioned nearly 10,000 old and damaged weapons into elephants, trucks, maps and clocks to be kept at the Peace Museum of Mine Action in Siem Reap province. It will help future generations learn about the violence of the ...

Voun Dara

CMAC clears two Mk 82 bombs in Kampong Speu, Prey Veng

Demining experts from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on Monday cleared two Mark 82 (Mk 82) bombs in two separate locations. In Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district, a villager discovered one bomb buried about 8m below ground, while another was found over 4m ...

Soth Koemsoeun

CMAA records increase in accidents and casualties

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority yesterday reported a 96 percent increase in the number of casualties during the first four months of 2019 compared to the same period last year. According to its report, there were 47 casualties from January to April, ...

Mom Kunthear

Woman in Banteay Meanchey loses leg after UXO explosion

Explosive remnants of war continue to haunt the Cambodian people with the country at peace, with a 33-year-old woman losing a leg after stepping on a landmine while harvesting bamboo shoots in Banteay Meanchey province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Resources needed to hit demining goal

A senior Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) official on Monday said the organisation needs an additional budget of $406 million and a further 1,000 mine-clearing personnel to meet its goal of 100 per cent mine clearance by 2025. Senior minister and CMAA ...

Soth Koemsoeun

$110 million contributed toward demining

The government has contributed more than $110 million toward mine clearance operations, management of mine action institutions and through tax exemptions on demining equipment over the last 10 years. Ly Thuch, first vice president of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority, yesterday disclosed this ...

Khy Sovuthy

CMAC destroys 9,400 mines, UXO

Experts from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) have cleared mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from 25sqm of farmland and land set to be designated as economic zones in the first three months of this year, CMAC director Heng Ratana said on Monday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

CMAA: Thirty killed or disabled by UXO this year

At least 30 people have been killed or disabled by unexploded ordnance (UXO) this year, a 76 per cent increase on the same period last year. The incidents happened during the grabbing of forest land, illegal wildlife hunting, unauthorised logging and attempted UXO disposal. “From ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Anti-tank mine explosion kills two

A bomb explosion on Thursday killed two of three “unlicensed” men who were hired to carry out mine clearance in O’Svay commune, in Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district. District police chief In Kay said the villagers had collectively hired Hok Rachhan, 18, Mao Kamsot, ...

Soth Koemsoeun

The UK to continue demining support

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority yesterday said that the United Kingdom will continue to support demining efforts until the last mine is cleared in the Kingdom. CMAA vice president Ly Thuch said he met with British ambassador Tina Redshaw on Friday and ...

Khy Sovuthy and Mom Kunthea

CMAC officials inspect 340kg American bomb in K’Speu province

A US M117 bomb weighing 340kg was found in Kampong Speu province’s Chamkar Doung village on Monday, with Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) officials inspecting the unexploded ordnance the following day, CMAC director Heng Ratana said on Tuesday. Ratana said villagers reported the discovery to ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Swiss commit $6 million to demining

The Swiss government will provide $6 million for demining work in Cambodia from next year to 2025, which is the year the Kingdom targets to become mine-free. Ly Thuch, Cambodian Mine Action Authority vice president, met with Lars Buechler, a representative of Swiss Development and ...

Khy Sovuthy

Villagers find nearly 40 UXOs in Battambang

Villagers in Battambang province on Wednesday found nearly 40 unexploded ordnances left over from war while they were clearing land in Kors Kralor district’s Chhnal Moan commune. Colonel Chhang Vanchhai, district police chief, yesterday said that 39 unexploded ordnances, including one DK rocket, 21 B rockets, ...

Pech Sotheary

CMAC chief: The truth should be accepted together to heal wounds

The director-general of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC), Heng Ratana, on Tuesday warned against pointing the blame for past political decisions that led to the devastation of Cambodia, saying, “the truth should be accepted together to heal the wounds”. CMAC is tasked with the ...

Soth Koemsoeun

An anti-tank mine kills one, wounds one in Banteay Meanchey

A man was killed and another seriously injured when an anti-tank mine exploded in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district on Friday. The incident took place in Tuol Pongro commune’s Sralao Chrum village. Commune police chief Suos Vorith identified the deceased as Chham Chhorng, 32, from ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

CMAC deactivates 132 cluster bombs in Kratie

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on Monday deactivated 132 US-made BLU-24 cluster bombs in Samrong village in Kratie province’s Snuol district. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana on Monday urged people who live in provinces along the Cambodia-Vietnam border to be vigilant. He cautioned villagers to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Soldier killed by UXO in Preah Vihar province

A soldier on Wednesday was killed by a buried UXO which he accidentally detonated while clearing land on his cashew farm in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district. ...

Pech Sotheary

Mine group clears unexploded devices

More than 1,500 units of unexploded ordnance (UXO) have been cleared from an old ammunition warehouse adjacent to the Kampong Cham provincial police station, said Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general, Heng Ratana. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

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