Five Provinces to Become Landmine Free by the End of This Year

Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Cham, Takeo, Kampot and Svay Rieng are expected to become landmine-free provinces by the end of 2022.

According to H.E. Heng Ratana, Director General of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC), the mine clearance operations under Samdech Techo Project for Mine Action (STP-MA) themed “Providing Safe Ground, Creating Smiles” in the five provinces have been almost 80 percent complete as of the end of October.

CMAC has deployed a total of 37 teams of more than 360 demining specialists, as well as operational support equipment and demining equipment to carry out the mine clearance operations in the five provinces.

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed for a national movement to contribute to achieving Cambodia’s goal of becoming a mine-free nation by 2025.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press