Thailand: Demining push off with a bang

The Ministry of Defence is destroying a total of 3,133 landmines in a bid to get Thailand off the Ottawa Convention’s blacklist.

On Tuesday, the Defence Ministry began the push with an event dubbed “Thailand’s Anti-Personnel Mines Stockpile Destruction 2019”, at Observation Hill 152, in Watthana Nakhon district, in the eastern border province of Sa Kaeo. The area has among the heaviest density of landmines in the country.

The event was chaired by General Chaichana Nakkerd, chief of joint staff, with foreign defence attaches, NGOs and various government representatives attending to witness the destruction of the stockpiled mines.

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Source: Bangkok Post