Cambodia: $18M donated to demining drive

The Samdech Techo for Mine Action Project, which was established in early July, has so far received contributions of nearly $20 million from various philanthropists. The donors aim to join the government as it works to achieve its goal of a mine-free Cambodia by 2025.

Senior Minister Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), on November 14 received a 20 million riel donation from the Cambodian Reinsurance Company “Cambodia Re” to the project.

“We have received large and small donations from philanthropists. We do not think more or less of anyone, regardless of the size of their contribution. There are no limits to the boundless love that Cambodians have for their countrymen, and we have so far collected over $18 million,” he added.

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Source: The Phnom Penh Post