Cambodia: CMAC animal deminers get boost from APOPO

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) and APOPO, a registered Belgian non-governmental organisation and US non-profit which trains southern giant-pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis, entered an agreement of cooperation to boost demining activities in Cambodia using animal detection systems.

The two parties signed a MoU on Animal Detection System Integrated yesterday with CMAC’s director-general Heng Ratana and APOPO’s programme manager Michael Heiman.

Under the cooperation, CMAC will implement a mine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance project in three provinces with a budget of more than $350,000, supported by APOPO.

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Source: Khmer Times