CMAA to Receive US$4.3 Million for Mine Clearance from UK

AKP Phnom Penh, March 17, 2020 —

The United Kingdom (UK) will provide US$4.3 million to support mine clearance activities of Cambodia.

The assistance was revealed during a humanitarian mine action event held here yesterday in the presence of H.E. Ly Thuch, First Vice President of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), and H.E. Ms. Tina Redshaw, British Ambassador to Cambodia.

According to H.E. Ms. Tina Redshaw, this is an additional assistance for Cambodia’s mine clearance activities under the Second Global Mine Action Programme in Cambodia (GMAP2), which will end in March 2021, before starting the GMAP3.

Both sides exchanged mutual appreciation for the cooperation in humanitarian mission.

According to H.E. Ly Thuch, the United Kingdom has been contributing to demining activities covering over 122 square kilometres since 1992.

The CMAA’s first vice president also expressed his optimism that the UK will continue to support Cambodia to achieve the status of landmine-free country by 2025.

By Phal Sophanith