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CMAC targets more than 100 villages in Banteay Meanchey for demining work

The Cambodian Mine Action Center has targetted more than 100 villages in Banteay Meanchey province for mine clearing operations over the next three years. Leng Ranin, CMAC provincial demining unit chief, said yesterday they have selected 103 villages for the effort to be carried out from ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692369/cmac-targets-more-than-100-villages-in-banteay-meanchey-for-demining-work

CMAC registers rise in landmine victims

The Cambodian Mine Action Center yesterday said there were 74 landmine victims this year, an increase from the 58 casualties registered last year and also in 2017. In its annual report CMAC said of these, 12 people were killed, 47 were injured and 15 were ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673787/cmac-registers-rise-in-landmine-victims

Preah Vihear Temple bombs being removed

The Cambodian Mine Action Center has begun searching for and removing unexploded ordnances left behind from a dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over the Preah Vihear Temple complex in 2008. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50519712/preah-vihear-temple-bombs-being-removed/

CMAC to get pensions in framework of RCAF

The Cambodian Mine Action Center has been incorporated into the “framework” of the Cambodian military, ostensibly to allow CMAC employees to receive government pensions. “Officials and staff of [CMAC] would like to deeply thank [Hun Sen] for offering officials and staff of CMAC official framework ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-get-pensions-framework-rcaf

Farmer injured in mine explosion

A farmer from Oddar Meanchey province’s Banteay Ampel district was injured on Saturday when his excavator hit an anti-tank mine. District police chief Hom Phearum said that 23-year-old Khum Raksmey was seriously wounded, but did not describe the extent of his injuries.   ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35076/farmer-injured-in-mine-explosion/

Families alerted as large US bomb found

About 100 families are to be evacuated from their village in Prey Veng province while authorities remove a big bomb dropped by the American air force during the Vietnam War.   ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35020/families-alerted-as-large-us-bomb-found/

US chemical bombs found in Svay Rieng

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) found two unexploded bombs containing dangerous chemical substances at a primary school and a pagoda in Svay Rieng province’s Romeas Hek district yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34710/us-chemical-bombs-found-in-svay-rieng/

Landmine casualties dip below 100 for first time

The number of victims killed or injured by landmines or other unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from Cambodia’s decades-old wars is projected to have dropped below 100 last year, for the first time since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979, as far as ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/landmine-injuries-dip-below-100-for-first-time-122921/

Japan gives money for demining

The Japanese government agreed yesterday to provide more than $830,000 to the Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) to assist the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) with demining operations in the northwestern part of Battambang province. The deal was signed by Japan’s Ambassador to Cambodia Yuji Kumamaru ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30052/japan-gives-money-for-demining/

Mine action center resumes breeding dogs as fundraiser

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) has restarted a long-dormant dog breeding program it hopes will replenish its stock of explosive-sniffing canines as well as its dwindling coffers by selling them to others, including riot police. The first litter of six Malinois, a type of Belgian ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/mine-action-center-resumes-breeding-dogs-fundraiser-117170/

Chroy changvar bridge to close for repairs

The Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge will close for repairs early next year after structural damage was discovered last year, City Hall announced yesterday. City Hall spokesman Mean Chanyada said: “We will close the bridge for 22 months to make repairs starting from early January 2017.” ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28345//

Kingdom leads in mine removal

With its new Asean Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC), Cambodia is prepared to assist other Asean nations clear mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO) in formerly war-torn areas, according to officials. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25522/kingdom-leads-in-mine-removal/

Boys killed after grenade launcher explodes

Three boys were killed in Oddar Meanchey province on Friday after a grenade launcher they were playing with exploded, officials said.   ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/boys-killed-after-grenade-launcher-explodes-112296/

UXO stockpile discovered in Oddar Meanchey

A cache of anti-tank weapons, including mines and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) were discovered by authorities near the Cambodia-Thai border in Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district on Tuesday, according to officials. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23422/uxo-stockpile-discovered-in-oddar-meanchey/

Second US bomb unearthed in Kandal this month

A routine morning of planting vegetables and trees was interrupted on Sunday when a group of farmers in Kandal province’s Saang district unearthed a 227 kilogram, US-made MK82 bomb left over from the country’s war, according to police. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23296/second-us-bomb-unearthed-in-kandal-this-month/

Cousins die playing with UXO in Kompong Thom

Two children died on Friday afternoon in Kompong Thom province after attempting to open a rocket-propelled grenade they found near their house with an ax, police said on Sunday. ...

Kang Sothear and Peter Ford
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cousins-die-playing-with-uxo-in-k-thom-107689/

Three children injured after playing with UXO

Three children were seriously injured on Friday afternoon after a piece of unexploded ordnance (UXO) they found near their homes in Kompong Speu province detonated when they tried to make it into a cowbell, local officials said Sunday. ...

Saing Soenthrith
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/three-children-injured-after-playing-with-uxo-94861/

Demining dogs arrive from Bosnia; more to come

A pack of 10 Belgian shepherds arrived in Cambodia from Bosnia on Friday to bolster the country’s aging team of explosives-sniffing canines, courtesy of Norwegian People’s Aid, which is covering the roughly $36,000 cost, an official said Sunday. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/demining-dogs-arrive-from-bosnia-more-to-come-92350/

Live US bomb dug up from under shophouse

Forty-three years ago, a 500-pound MK-82 bomb fell from a U.S. warplane and onto a house in Choeung Lang village, crashing through the roof and lodging in the soft dirt beneath the floor. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/live-us-bomb-dug-up-from-under-shophouse-91800/

World's smallest deminers to start work in Cambodia

In Cambodia, the first group of rats is training to help their human counterparts clear land still contaminated with mines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) after decades of war.It might seem odd to use rats as deminers, but Apopo, an organization that trains Giant African ...

Denise Hruby
http://www.aa.com.tr/en/news/575039--worlds-smallest-deminers-to-start-work-in-cambodia

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