Cambodia: NPA grants $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance

Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) and Norwegian People Aid (NPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, granting $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance and surveys. NPA resident representative to Cambodia Rune Kristian Dale-Andresen and CMAC director-general Heng Ratana Read More …

Cambodia: 4,000 UXOs found buried in pagoda in Battambang province

Police together with Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) removed 4,000 anti-aircraft shells which were found buried inside a Buddhist pagoda in Battambang province on Tuesday. The discovery was made when a group of monks who stayed at Wat Kors Kralor Read More …

South Korea commits US$10mil to Cambodia for mine clearance

South Korea on Tuesday committed US$10 million to increase Cambodia’s mine clearance and victim assistance efforts from 2021 to 2025, according to a joint press statement. The project is implemented by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) Read More …

Japan Mine Action Service donates nearly $700,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Center

Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) on Tuesday donated nearly $700,000 for demining, cluster disposal, post-clearance and reconstruction support to the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC). CMAC director-general Heng Ratana and resident representative of JMAS Suenada Noriyoshi signed a partnership cooperation Read More …

Cambodia sees significant drop in landmine, munition casualties in last 24 years: PM

Cambodia had seen a remarkable drop in the number of casualties from landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the last 24 years, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said. In a message to mark the National Mine Awareness Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC plans to breed more than 100 detection dogs in 2021

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre’s (CMAC) National Dog Centre programme plans to breed more than 100 detection dogs in different skills, from explosive detection, environmental protection, security, patrolling and wild animal protection this year. The National Dog Centre programme said Read More …

Blue Helmets trained in robotic mine clearance

Thirty-one of Cambodia’s Blue Helmet troops are being trained to use robotics to clear mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) before being sent on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions. Deputy director-general of the National Center for Peacekeeping Force, Mines and Explosive Read More …

Daniel Craig speaks in support of Cambodian demining push

Renowned British film actor Daniel Craig – best known for his portrayal of James Bond or “Agent 007” in the last five instalments from that franchise – called on the international community to rally behind the Cambodian government in order Read More …