Cambodia celebrates 30 years of progress towards landmine-free goal


This year’s 30th anniversary of mine action in Cambodia is being observed in the capital with exhibitions and displays memorialising the Kingdom’s long fight against landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW).

The event, held from November 21-22 at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, also saw live demonstrations of how trained animals are used in demining and presentations by deminers regarding the safest techniques to use when one stumbles upon a potentially dangerous landmine.

Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), said at the opening of the event that the preservation and display of the historical objects related to war, peacekeeping and mine action provide many benefits to society, such as raising awareness of its origins to teach the public lessons about the past and encourage them to take pride in national achievements.

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Source: The Phnom Penh Post

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