Cambodian dog, Kunthea, boards flight to South Sudan for demining works


Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC)’s director-general, Heng Ratana said Kunthea, born in Cambodia and trained by CMAC technicians, was ordered by APOPO-Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling for mine and UXO clearance mission in South Sudan. Kunthea is one of the six detection dogs under APOPO’s purchasing order to carry out humanitarian demining work abroad, such as in the border areas of Turkey-Iraq, he added.

“APOPO is negotiating to purchase more detection dogs from Cambodia,” Ratana said..

CMAC’s National Dog Centre plans to breed more than 100 detection dogs this year in different skills, that is from explosive detection, environmental protection, security, patrolling to wild animal protection.


Image: Trained dog Kunthea is headed for a humanitarian mission in South Sudan. CMAC

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Source: Khmer Times