Cambodia: MoU signed to find funding for Preah Sihanouk mine clearance

Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambodia Emergency Rescue People’s Association (CERPA), aimed at appealing for funding from Chinese investors to support mine clearing projects in Preah Sihanouk.

The signing of the MoU took place at Preah Sihanouk provincial hall.

CMAA first vice-president Ly Thuch said that Preah Sihanouk is a province that has been seriously affected by war. According to data, over 5.5 square kilometres of land continue to threaten lives and are an obstacle to development. Since 1979, Sihanoukville has a total of 371 injuries and 197 deaths due to mines.

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Source: Khmer Times