New Zealand gives $3.8M to Cambodia for clearance of landmines


New Zealand has awarded Cambodia a NZ$5.9 million ($3.8 million) grant to assist mine-clearing operations for six years in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin provinces.

The grant coincided with Pailin authorities clearing 10 MD82B landmines in Pramay Kha commune in Pailin town on Saturday.

Senior Minister in charge of Special Missions and secretary-general of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) Ly Thuch said New Zealand joins a long list of other countries and organisations contributing to mine clearance in Cambodia.

“We would like to thank the government and people of New Zealand for their continued contribution in providing safe land to the community and reducing landmine hazards.

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Source: The Phnom Penh Post