Experts from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) have cleared mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from 25sqm of farmland and land set to be designated as economic zones in the first three months of this year, CMAC director Heng Ratana said on Monday.
“Over a three-month period, we have cleared mines on a total of 25sqm of land in the provinces of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pailin, Preah Vihear and Tbong Khmum. Our priorities are villagers’ farmland and land set to be established as trade zones. We are currently stationed in six locations where we will further carry out mine clearance,” he said.
Ratana said CMAC had detected and destroyed more than 9,400 mines and UXO across the provinces.
During the same period, the number of casualties from mines and unexploded ordnance stood at 44, while CMAC officials and local authorities educated more than 80,000 people about the danger of mines and UXO.
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