UXOs found in Preah Vihear province

Nearly 100 unexploded ordnances were handed over to the authorities yesterday after farmers working the land found them in Preah Vihear province on Friday. A Koulen district police official said yesterday that police were called after villagers reported that farmers had accumulated about 70 UXOs. ...

Mom Kunthear

China grants millions for mine clearance

China has provided a $2.5 million grant to the government to support the demining activities of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre. According to a CMAC statement issued on Thursday, China granted the aid under the China-Aided Cambodia Landmine Elimination Project, which will run until May 2019 ...

Pech Sotheary

Police in Siem Reap seize rifles as CMAC finds 100 bombs

Chy Kreng district police in Siem Reap province seized 138 homemade rifles on Wednesday from locals, while Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) working groups in Prey Veng province unearthed more than 100 cluster bombs. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Mine of information

Prime Minister Hun Sen chastised the head of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC), Cambodia’s leading demining organisation, on Thursday during a speech to close out the National Strategic Plan of Mine Action Conference . ...

Kong Meta

Two dead from UXO blasts

Two men have been killed and another seriously injured in two separate incidents involving unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Banteay Meanchey and Preah Vihear this week. According to Heng Ratana, the director-general of Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC), a farmer in Oddar Meanchey province’s Preah Net ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Unexploded ordnance found while excavating land

Thirteen unexploded bombs left over from the civil war were unearthed when a villager was excavating soil to construct a toilet on Friday in Kampong Chhnang city’s Ba’ier commune, according to police. ...

Pav Suy

More bombs unearthed at Pursat school

Pursat provincial authorities and the Cambodian Mine Action Centre yesterday discovered 160 more unexploded bombs at Kngan Secondary School in Kandieng district. ...

Pech Sotheary

Breeding success for landmine dogs

Landmine detection dogs for the Cambodian Mine Action Centre have delivered more than 20 puppies in a first for the organisation’s breeding efforts. ...

Pech Sotheary

More chemical bomb sites found

Eleven new chemical bomb sites have been discovered by the Cambodian Mine Action Centre in Prey Veng province. The sites are in an area that was formerly part of Svay Rieng province prior to its transfer to Prey Veng in 2013. Deputy Svay Rieng provincial governor Toch ...

Ven Rathavong

Nine ill from chemical bomb

Nine villagers have been sent for medical treatment after being exposed to a chemical bomb in Svay Rieng province’s Korki commune yesterday. ...

Ven Rathavong and Pav Suy

Mine casualties continue to decline

Casualties caused by landmines and unexploded ordnance decreased last year in comparison to 2016, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority has said. ...

Mom Kunthear

Japan donates $8m to CMAC

The government of Japan yesterday donated about $8 million to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre, to support its demining operations and victim assistance. Heng Ratana, CMAC general director, met with members of a technical team from the Japan International Cooperation System to review progress on the ...

Khuon Narim

Anti-tank mine explodes in Banteay Meanchey

An anti-tank mine exploded after demining experts drove a machine over it in a cassava plantation in Banteay Meanchey’s Malai district yesterday, but no one was injured. ...

Pav Suy

CMAC steps up mines clearance for 2018

Heng Ratana said yesterday that CMAC would also carry out minefield information research and education programmes this year, as well as strengthen volunteer networks in 700 villages and provide job training to people disabled as a result of landmines. ...

Mom Sophon

CMAC removes China UXO found in Battambang

A Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) team of experts yesterday successfully removed two unexploded anti-tank mines discovered by rat hunters in Battambang province on Wednesday, police said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

China pledges UXO funding days after US spat

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that China will begin funding demining efforts, just days after the US said it would pull financial support for a removal project with the Cambodian Mine Action Centre in the eastern part of the country. ...

Andrew Nachemson and Kong Meta

US has new plan for UXO removal in Cambodia after cutting CMAC funding

One day after it was revealed that the United States would discontinue funding for the Cambodian government’s explosives removal body, the US Embassy said it would fund a separate “world-class removal program” in the eastern part of the country, following a competitive bidding process. ...

Ananth Baliga

US cuts funding to CMAC amid government’s war of words with superpower

The United States has cut funding next year for the Cambodian Mine Action Centre following months of criticism from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government of America’s war legacy in the Kingdom. ...

Ananth Baliga and Phak Seangly

CMAC clears 30 pieces of ordnance

Thirty pieces of unexploded ordnance were found and collected by the Cambodian Mine Action Centre yesterday in Pursat province after they were discovered by a villager at a construction site. ...

Kim Sarom

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