The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has launched its mine clearance operations in five provinces – Kampong Thom, Pailin, Preah Vihear, Pursat and Siem Reap – under the Mine-free Cambodia 2025 Foundation.
The launching ceremony took place at the Peace Museum of Mine Action in Siem Reap province on Feb. 1 under the presidency of H.E. Heng Ratana, Director General of CMAC.
According to CMAC, 106,324,380 square metres of landmine and UXO affected areas will be released by deploying nearly 600 CMAC demining experts, including 13 mine detection dog teams, 21 platoon demining machine teams and 36 survey and clearance teams.
Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Heng Ratana expressed his deepest gratitude to Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen for establishing this project and approving the budget for CMAC to release the affected areas, in order to achieve the goal of eliminating landmines in Cambodia by 2025.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press