Cambodia: Mine action authority continues push for mine-free Kingdom by 2025

The government and foreign donors have spent about $500 million to clear land mines and war remnants in the Kingdom over the last 20 years, making formerly mine-strewn areas safe for cultivation.

Ly Thuch, first vice president of Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authorities, revealed the figures yesterday while meeting with representatives of donors, embassies, and local and international organisations. The presentation was held at the Garden City Hotel.

Mr Thuch said that the Kingdom still needs more funding so it can reach its mine-free goal by 2025.

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Source: Khmer Times

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