Villagers find nearly 40 UXOs in Battambang

Villagers in Battambang province on Wednesday found nearly 40 unexploded ordnances left over from war while they were clearing land in Kors Kralor district’s Chhnal Moan commune. Colonel Chhang Vanchhai, district police chief, yesterday said that 39 unexploded ordnances, including one DK rocket, 21 B rockets, ...

Pech Sotheary

CMAC chief: The truth should be accepted together to heal wounds

The director-general of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC), Heng Ratana, on Tuesday warned against pointing the blame for past political decisions that led to the devastation of Cambodia, saying, “the truth should be accepted together to heal the wounds”. CMAC is tasked with the ...

Soth Koemsoeun

CMAC deactivates 132 cluster bombs in Kratie

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on Monday deactivated 132 US-made BLU-24 cluster bombs in Samrong village in Kratie province’s Snuol district. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana on Monday urged people who live in provinces along the Cambodia-Vietnam border to be vigilant. He cautioned villagers to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Soldier killed by UXO in Preah Vihar province

A soldier on Wednesday was killed by a buried UXO which he accidentally detonated while clearing land on his cashew farm in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district. ...

Pech Sotheary

Mine group clears unexploded devices

More than 1,500 units of unexploded ordnance (UXO) have been cleared from an old ammunition warehouse adjacent to the Kampong Cham provincial police station, said Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general, Heng Ratana. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

CMAC ups cooperation with Thai counterpart

Cambodian and Thai mine authorities have agreed to step up cooperation in demining activities along the two countries’ frontier, the former’s top official said on Thursday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

CMAC cleared over 30,000 land mines in first 10 months

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) cleared more than 30,000 land mines from 75sq km in the first 10 months of this year, the organisation’s director-general said on Monday. Heng Ratana, speaking at a CMAC meeting, said the organisation aims to clear a further 116sq ...

Voun Dara

Son of PM appointed as CMAC’s board member

Hun Manith, the son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, has been “promoted” as a board member and adviser of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) – a position equal to a cabinet minister. A royal decree, signed by the King on November 2 and obtained ...

Mech Dara

Japan provides grant for demining

CMAC director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Sunday that Japan has offered $3,536,680 for mine clearance throughout the Kingdom and another $300,000 for CMAC operations in Battambang province, which also involves supporting mine victims for 12 months starting from January 1 to December 31. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Experts call for women’s part in demining activity

Demining experts on Monday encouraged women to work in defusing unexploded ordnance to reduce the number of explosive remnants of war in Cambodia and some Asean countries. The statement was made at a regional workshop aimed to “enhance mine action knowledge” held from November 12 ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Deminers to get training in China

The Cambodian Mine Action Authority is going to dispatch 40 of its demining staff to China to receive training next month as part of China’s commitment in supporting mine clearance.​ ...

Pav Suy

CMAC reminds villagers to not excavate bombs

Following two unexploded ordnance cases this week, a Cambodian Mine Action Centre official yesterday reminded the public to steer clear of any explosives found and immediately contact authorities for extraction. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana said that people who come across unexploded ordnances should immediately report ...

Pav Suy

CMAC unveils new demining project

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) on Friday incorporated more than 250 retired and disabled officers and staff into the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF). It also announced a 10-year (2016-2025) demining project that requires around $100 million in funds for the first five years. ...

HongTholly Sonit and Oung Dane

Farmer unearths civil war bullets

A farmer stumbled upon a case containing 100 rounds of Soviet-designed RPK bullets for machine guns while ploughing his land in Battambang Province’s Banan district on Sunday. Officials with the Cambodian Mine Action Centre were called in to take the ammunition for destruction yesterday. ...

Pav Suy

Massive unexploded bomb found in Kandal

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre yesterday removed a 220-kilogram bomb and three artillery shells found in farms across four locations in three districts in Kandal province.​ ...

Pech Sotheary

CMAC retirees to get pensions

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre has called for all retired staff and families of deceased staff to contact its office to get a pension under its Royal Cambodian Armed Forces status. ...

Ven Rathavong

Ordnance found in K Chhnang

Explosives experts from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre have unearthed nearly 1,000 pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO) after being called to a military base in Kampong Chhnang province. CMAC discovered 894 items of explosive material after soldiers at Cholkiri district’s Tuol Chek base came across ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Hundreds of UXO discovered in Pursat

Over 500 pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO), including bullets and a 100mm mortar shell, have been found and collected in Pursat province’s Bakan district. ...

Kim Sarom

Scores of explosive war remnants unearthed

More than 100 pieces of unexploded ordnance were discovered and collected in Preah Sihanouk province on Wednesday before being handed over to bomb disposal experts. Provincial police chief Choun Narin said 136 UXOs were found in places such as Sihanoukville, Prey Nob district and Stung ...

Mom Kunthear

More than 20 bombs destroyed in Preah Vihear

Cambodian Mine Action Centre officials on Tuesday detonated a pile of about 20 bombs found by a farmer working his land in Preah Vihear province. Chan Dy, Chey Sen district deputy chief of police, said yesterday that a Samrong village farmer notified police about the ...

Mom Kunthear

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