Australia Continues Supporting Cambodia’s Mine Clearance Efforts Until 2024

AKP Phnom Penh, July 08, 2020 —

Australian government has continued its support for mine clearance activities in Cambodia by providing AU$7.6 million from 2020 to 2024 through the Clearing for Results-Phase 4 (CFR-IV) project.

The information was made known by H.E. Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to Cambodia during a working breakfast with H.E. Ly Thuch, Cambodian Senior Minister and First Vice-President of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), in Phnom Penh on July 8.

H.E. Ambassador also reaffirmed his government’s commitment to further support for mine clearance operations in contribution with the Royal Government of Cambodia to provide safe land to farmers, reduce landmine-related danger, and boost community economic development.

On behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia, H.E. Senior Minister expressed his appreciation to the Australian government and people for their significant contribution to mine sector in Cambodia.

Since 1994, H.E. Ly Thuch added, Australia has extended AU$100 million to support humanitarian mine clearance activities in Cambodia.

(Photo: CMAA)

By Phal Sophanith