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CMAC, APOPO sign cooperation agreement on landmine clearance

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) and APOPO, a non-profit organization that trains African giant pouched rats to save lives by detecting landmines, have reached a partnership and cooperation agreement on landmine clearance. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083052/cmac-apopo-sign-cooperation-agreement-on-landmine-clearance/

CMAC funded for mine-free B’bang

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has laid out long-term plans to demine 8,000ha of afflicted land in Battambang province. The project is expected to run from April 1 this year until December 31, 2025, at a cost of more than $12 million. Funding will ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-funded-mine-free-bbang

One Tonne aerial bomb found in river near Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) found an unexploded aerial bomb form the civil war era in the 1970s. The explosive device was uncovered by an excavator removing sediment from the river in Tonle Boun Muk near the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh and in front ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501070584/one-tonne-aerial-bomb-found-in-river-near-sokha-phnom-penh-hotel/

CMAC secures US support for operations through 2025

The US, through the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), on March 9 signed a cooperative agreement to provide $6,355,720 in grants for the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) to support the clearance of cluster munitions-affected areas for 45 months from March until November 2025. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-secures-us-support-operations-through-2025

Kep province first to reach mine-free status

Cambodia has declared Kep the first mine-free province, with the capital and six other provinces – Prey Veng, Kandal, Kampong Cham, Preah Sihanouk, Ratanakkiri and Takeo – soon to follow. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kep-province-first-reach-mine-free-status

Government set to achieve mine-free status in three years.

Under a National Mine Action Strategy 2018-2025, the government is all set to achieve a mine-free Cambodia to the fullest extent possible in another three years. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501032089/government-set-to-achieve-mine-free-status-in-three-years/

CMAC touts remarkable success in ongoing demining operations

More than 5,000 discoveries of explosive remnants of war (ERW) were reported to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) in 2021, with a total of 20,000 munitions destroyed. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-touts-remarkable-success-ongoing-demining-operations

JICA assesses infrastructure aid for CMAC in two provinces

The government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has assessed the construction of buildings and infrastructure in Siem Reap and Kampong Chhnang provinces to serve the demining sector. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501011964/jica-assesses-infrastructure-aid-for-cmac-in-two-provinces/

Massive Mark 82 bomb retrieved by CMAC

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) dispatched a group of professionals to retrieve a relic of the war that ravaged the country – a uxo. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50950920/massive-mark-82-bomb-retrieved-by-cmac/

Kep prepped as Kingdom’s first province free of mines

The government plans to declare Kep the first mine-free province by year’s end as clearance work has accelerated again after a pandemic-related period of slower progress. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kep-prepped-kingdoms-first-province-free-mines

CMAC clearing Koh Ker temple complex

The National Authority for Preah Vihear (NAPV) will cooperate with the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) to begin a joint operation to clear mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in two areas located in the Koh Ker temple complex in Preah Vihear province. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-clearing-koh-ker-temple-complex

CMAC on track despite pandemic

In the first seven months of this year, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) had cleared a total of 64,562,539sqm, or about 98.60 per cent of the seven-month plan for 2021. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-track-despite-pandemic

CMAC clears more than 64,000,000 square metres of mine-contaminated land across the country

Demining agency has cleared a total of 64,562,539 square metres of landmines and explosive remnants of war (UXOs) contaminated land for the seven months of this year, an official said. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50926012/cmac-clears-more-than-64000000-square-metres-of-mine-contaminated-land-across-the-country/

Three dogs successfully trained to sniff C-19

Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana told Khmer Times yesterday that three sniffer dogs were successfully trained to detect the Covid-19 virus. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50907243/three-dogs-successfully-trained-to-sniff-c-19/

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/

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/

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

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