Some 82,000 Landmines and UXOs Destroyed in First Eleven Months

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) destroyed 82,138 landmines and UXOs in the first eleven months of this year.

The update was shared yesterday by H.E. Heng Ratana, Director General of CMAC, highlighting that the move has freed over 91,919,972 square metres of land from landmines and UXOs, about 92 percent against the annual planning.

Cambodian Mine Action Centre had planned to clear at least 11,300 hectares of land areas with mines in 2021.

For 2022, CMAC plans to free 125 square kilometres of land from landmines and UXOs.

Last year, CMAC destroyed almost 40,000 landmines and UXOs, freeing over 9,200 hectares from mines, which was 115 percent against the year’s target.

The Royal Government of Cambodia has set an ambitious goal to become a mine-free country by 2025.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press