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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

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/

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/

Interior Ministry to finish sunken ship UXO clearance by May

The Interior Ministry yesterday outlined a plan to finish clearance of unexploded ordnance in a sunken warship this May and until then, 150 hectares of the Mekong River are cordoned off to protect the lives of fishermen in the area. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803966/interior-ministry-to-finish-sunken-ship-uxo-clearance-by-may/

CMAC to clear even more landmines than last year

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has announced it will clear nearly 10 percent more landmines this year compared to the last. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803005/cmac-to-clear-even-more-landmines-than-last-year/

Chinese assistance instrumental in clearing 1,708 hectares of landmine-contaminated areas in Cambodia

Last year, China helped Cambodia to clear a total of 1,708 hectares of land contaminated with 9,238 landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs), said Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC)’s Director General Heng Ratana. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50801722/chinese-assistance-instrumental-in-clearing-1708-hectares-of-landmine-contaminated-areas-in-cambodia/

CMAC destroyed almost 40,000 landmines and UXOs last year

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) destroyed almost 40,000 landmines and unexploded ordnance last year as part of the Kingdom’s goal to become mine-free by 2030. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800093/cmac-destroyed-almost-40000-landmines-and-uxos-last-year/

CMAC and Apopo sign MoU on land mine detection rats

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and the Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling (Apopo), known in English as the Anti-Personnel Landmines Removal Product Development, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on landmine detection rats in Cambodia. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50792640/cmac-and-apopo-sign-mou-on-land-mine-detection-rats/

450kg aerial bomb found and cleared in Kampong Thom

Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) has found and cleared an aerial bomb weighing over 450 kilogrammes in Kampong Thom province. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50788323/450kg-aerial-bomb-found-and-cleared-in-kampong-thom/

Beware of shifting landmines due to floods

CambodiaN Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) have urged people to be aware of an increased risk of mines during floods. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774285/beware-of-shifting-landmines-due-to-floods/

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