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

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

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

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

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

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

United Kingdom to aid demining until 2020

The United Kingdom will provide aid until 2020 for demining operations to clear unexploded ordnance in Cambodia. Senior Minister Ly Thuch, who is also the first vice chairman of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority, met with Elizabeth McGarva, senior policy adviser with ...

Khy Sovuthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More than 37,000 bombs destroyed by CMAC

More than 37,000 unexploded landmines and explosive remnants of war have been found and destroyed so far this year, according to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Japanese grant to boost CMAC oversight

The Japanese government on Wednesday agreed to provide the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) $833,000 towards an ongoing project that will see the group increase the management capacity of their operations.   ...

Ananth Baliga

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