Joint commitment toward mine-free Cambodia

Australia, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority and the UN development programme on Friday signed a joint statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to working toward a mine-free Cambodia by 2025. 

The signing was attended by CMAA’s first Vice President Ly Thuch, Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Angela Corcoran and Nick Beresford, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme.

The government cleared about 1,900 square kilometres of land from landmines over the last 20 years, making the land safe for cultivation and raising incomes for more than 5.3 million people living in the rural areas in Kingdom’s northwest and along the border with Thailand.

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Poovenraj Kanagaraj