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UXOs found in two separate provinces safely destroyed

Twenty anti-personnel mines and 60mm mortar tails found by residents in Siem Reap province’s Svay Loeu district and Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district have been destroyed by the Cambodian Self Help Demining (CSHD) team. Svay Loeu district police chief Colonel Sun Eng said yesterday ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741612/uxos-found-in-two-separate-provinces-safely-destroyed/

Switzerland will donate $6M

Switzerland will donate $6 million to support demining work in Cambodia and clear all mines in the country by 2025, its ambassador announced on Wednesday. During a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia Helene Budliger Artieda said ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/switzerland-will-donate-6m

UXOs destroyed in Battambang town

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) officials have successfully detonated unexploded ordnance in Battambang town, leading to roads being reopened in Svay Por commune. Battambang town governor Peng Sithy said the unexploded ordnance was found along the Sangke riverbank as crews conducted restoration work near the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uxos-destroyed-battambang-town

CMAC destroys more than 36,000 mines, UXOs in 2019

Throughout this year, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) had detected and destroyed more than 36,000 mines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) on nearly 6,700ha of mine-contaminated land across 487 locations in the Kingdom. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-destroys-more-36000-mines-uxos-2019

China grants $2.5 for demining operations

The Chinese government has granted more than $2 million in assistance to support demining operations in the Kingdom.​ Heng Ratana, director-general of Cambodian Mine Action Centre, yesterday said the Chinese government agreed to grant $2.5 million to support mine clearance next year. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50674136/china-grants-2-5-for-demining-operations

Japan provides almost $2M to aid mine clearance efforts

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) on Tuesday signed the Record of Discussion on Technical Cooperation for the Project for Strengthening Organisational Functions of CMAC to implement mine clearance action for the next four years. The project will receive ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-provides-almost-2m-aid-mine-clearance-efforts

Japanese mine aid agreed

The Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) is to provide the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) with $401,650 in untied aid following the signing of an agreement on Monday. JMAS representative Noriyoshi Suenaga and CMAC director-general Heng Ratana signed off on the agreement. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-mine-aid-agreed

Japan pledges to aid demining work until 2025

The Japan Mine Action Service yesterday pledged its continued support for demining action until 2025, when the Kingdom aims to be mine-free. Nakano Masahito, its technical adviser, said at a press briefing at the Japanese Embassy that JMAS will work hard to help clear landmines and ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50638519/japan-pledges-to-aid-demining-work-until-2025/

US government to provide $425K for war-era cluster bomb clearance

The US government will provide an extra $425,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) for it to clear the remnants of cluster bombs dropped on eastern Cambodia 40 years ago and carry out research. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-government-provide-425k-war-era-cluster-bomb-clearance

CMAC deployed after bomb discoveries in Banteay Meanchey

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) specialists have been deployed to begin unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations in Banteay Meanchey province after the tailfins of large bombs were found protruding from the ground. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-deployed-after-bomb-discoveries-banteay-meanchey

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50615776/farmer-finds-140-uxos-in-siem-reap/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uxo-blasts-wound-two-oddar-meanchey-pailin

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-builds-elephants-weapons

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-clears-two-mk-82-bombs-kampong-speu-prey-veng

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/woman-banteay-meanchey-loses-leg-after-uxo-explosion

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/resources-needed-hit-demining-goal

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-destroys-9400-mines-uxo

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmaa-thirty-killed-or-disabled-uxo-year

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-tank-mine-explosion-kills-two

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-officials-inspect-340kg-american-bomb-kspeu-province

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