Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - CMAC hits 78 per cent of goals for 2021 despite pandemic

CMAC hits 78 per cent of goals for 2021 despite pandemic

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The demining centre held a board meeting on December 1 to review their progress in the past ten months and make plans for 2022. CMAC

CMAC hits 78 per cent of goals for 2021 despite pandemic

The Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) plans to clear all explosive remnants of war (ERW) on 125 sq km next year to advance the decades long clean-up effort closer to its scheduled completion in 2025.

The demining centre held a board meeting on December 1 to review their progress in the past ten months and make plans for 2022. They said that one of the goals they will try to accomplish in 2022 is to clear 125 square kilometers of ERW, but it did not specify where the target locations will be.

“This plan supports the government’s humanitarian activities and development and follows the national plan and commitments by the international community for achieving the Ottawa Treaty by the end of 2025,” said CMAC director Heng Ratana.

CMAC indicated that during the first ten months of this year the organisation and its parners cleared 83,446,352 square meters, equal to 88 per cent of their goal for the month and reaching 73.44 per cent of their goal for the year.

Ratana said he was proud of CMAC officials for fulfilling their duties and achieving such good results despite the challenges posed by Covid-19.

Separately, a tractor driver was seriously injured when his tractor drove over an anti-tank mine while he was plowing farmland in Oddar Meanchey province on December 2.

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority said on December 3 that the incident happened in Trapaing Bei village of Tomnup Dach commune in Trapaing Prasat district. They said the victim has been transferred to Anglong Veng district referral hospital for treatment.

MOST VIEWED

  • Omicron patients can stay home: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has given the green light for anyone who contracts the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron mutation or any other variant to convalesce or receive treatment at home or in any other reasonable non-healthcare setting. The new decision supersedes a restriction on home care for

  • The effects of the USD interest rate hike on Cambodian economy

    Experts weigh in on the effect of a potential interest rate expansion by the US Federal Reserve on a highly dollarised Cambodia Anticipation of the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike in March is putting developing economies on edge, a recent blog post by

  • Cambodia’s first ever anime festival kicks off Jan 22 at capital’s F3 centre

    Phnom Penh's first ever Anime Festival will bring together fans, artists, shops and other local businesses with ties to the Japanese animation style for cosplay competitions, online games, pop-up shops and more on January 22, with Friends Futures Factory (F3) hosting. F3 is a project that

  • PM eyes Myanmar peace troika

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has suggested that ASEAN member states establish a tripartite committee or diplomatic troika consisting of representatives from Cambodia, Brunei and Indonesia that would be tasked with mediating a ceasefire in Myanmar. The premier also requested that Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa

  • Demining rat ‘hero’ Magawa dead at 8

    A landmine-hunting rat that was awarded a gold medal for heroism for clearing ordnance from the Cambodian countryside has died, his charity said on January 11. Magawa, a giant African pouched rat originally from Tanzania, helped clear mines from about 225,000sqm of land – the equivalent of 42

  • Hun Sen gets 4th Covid shot, urges compatriots to follow

    Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany on January 14 received their fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine and called on compatriots to follow suit as the Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread in the community. This marks the launch of Cambodia's fourth-dose vaccination campaign,