CMAC to Clear 11,300 Hectares of Landmine-contaminated Area This Year

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has set to clear at least 11,300 hectares of landmine-contaminated area in 2021, said CMAC’s Director-General H.E. Heng Ratana.

There will be a total of 40,000 land mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) to be cleared this year, the CMAC director-general added.

Besides, he continued, according to its yearly plan, CMAC will respond to 5,000 emergency calls from people.

The 2021 plan is based on the centre’s strategic plan, the National Mine Action Strategy, as well as the sub-national strategic plan, he added.

Last year, CMAC destroyed almost 40,000 landmines and UXOs, thus clearing over 9,200 hectares of mine-contaminated-area or 115 percent of the yearly plan. The Kingdom’s goal is to become a mine-free nation by 2030.