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CMAC defuse monster 340kg US bomb in Kampong Cham village

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) successfully neutralised a large US air-dropped bomb in Kampong Cham province on February 27. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-defuse-monster-340kg-us-bomb-in-kampong-cham-village

Britain allots additional $3.8 million for mine clearance

The United Kingdom has pledged a further $3.8 million in funding to support mine clearance efforts in Cambodia, as part of a broader commitment to aid eight countries across Africa and Asia. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501443991/britain-allots-additional-3-8-million-for-mine-clearance/

Japan provides nearly $14 million in grants for mine action training

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) and SATO KOGYO Co. Ltd signed a contract agreement for the project “construction of training facilities at the Technical Institute of Mine Action in Kampong Chhang Province and the Outreach Facilities (Techo Peace Museum) in Siem Reap province”. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501440360/japan-provides-nearly-14-million-in-grants-for-mine-action-training/

Four African nations seek demining training from CMAC

Four African countries, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Somalia, have asked the Cambodian government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) to help train deminers in each country. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501428695/four-african-nations-seek-demining-training-from-cmac/

Queen Mother donates $50,000 to support CMAC’s mine action

The Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk donated $50,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) for use in demining activities in Cambodia. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501427202/queen-mother-donates-50000-to-support-cmacs-mine-action/

CMAC: China now leading mine clearance supporter

China is the foremost foreign financial supporter of the mine action sector in Cambodia, according to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC). Their contribution places China at the top of the list, followed by Japan, the US and other countries. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-china-now-leading-mine-clearance-supporter

Manet declares Kampong Speu province mine-free

Prime Minister Hun Manet paid his respects to and commended the efforts of all mine action operators to clear landmines from Kampong Speu province and protect lives. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-declares-kampong-speu-province-mine-free

Ukraine interested in Cambodia’s experience in humanitarian demining

Ukraine expects to cooperate with the Kingdom of Cambodia in matters of humanitarian demining of Ukraine’s territory, as well as assistance in training specialists, searching for donors, interaction between relevant state institutions and the exchange of experience in this sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501360065/ukraine-interested-in-cambodias-experience-in-humanitarian-demining/

Work plan aims to help Cambodia hit mine-free target by 2025

Despite demining operations exceeding targets, landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) continue to plague Cambodia, injuring and killing people in the provinces and along the nation’s borders. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/work-plan-to-help-cambodia-hit-mine-free-target-by-2025

Tractor hits anti-tank mine, Preah Vihear’s sixth death this year

A landmine killed a man on May 22 while he was operating a power tiller to plough a rice field in Sro Em commune’s Stung Khieu Techo village of Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tractor-hits-anti-tank-mine-preah-vihears-sixth-death-year

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501251820/cmac-pushing-forward-with-china-grants/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-province-officially-declared-landmine-free

$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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1237391/13-2-million-from-china-for-demining/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501212693/cmac-vows-to-clear-265km2-of-landmines-uxos-in-2023/

Five provinces to declare mine-free not later than March 2023

Takeo, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Cham, Kampot and Svay Rieng are expected to become mine-free provinces not later than March 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501171771/five-provinces-to-declare-mine-free-not-later-than-march-2023/

12 provinces to be mine-free next year, the rest by 2025

Five of Cambodia’s 25 provinces will soon be declared mine-free under the Samdech Techo Project for Mine Action (STP-MA) initiated by Prime Minster Hun Sen, and by the end of 2023, 12 provinces will be free of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501124330/12-provinces-to-be-mine-free-next-year-the-rest-by-2025/

Tboung Khmum to be first mine-free province under PM’s mine action project

As the country’s mine action centres mobilize to tackle and fast-track measures to make Cambodia mine-free by 2025, Tboung Khmum will be the first mine-free province under the “Samdech Techo Project for Mine Action”. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501113703/tboung-khmum-to-be-first-mine-free-province-under-pms-mine-action-project/

$65m more needed to meet mine-free goal

The government needs another $65 million on top of the $15 million already received in donations to clear 190 mine-contaminated areas and make Cambodia mine-free by 2025. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501108595/65m-more-needed-to-meet-mine-free-goal/

More than $11 million donated by national philanthropists for demining work

Cambodian Mine Action Centre’s (CMAC) Director-General said that more than $11 million have been donated towards demining and UXO clearance work by national donors.​ ...

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501106145/more-than-11-million-donated-by-national-philanthropists-for-demining-work/

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/

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