Donor Community Continues to Support Government’s Efforts in Mine Clearance

AKP Phnom Penh, July 29, 2020 —

Donor community has reaffirmed their continued support to the Royal Government of Cambodia in mine action sector through results-based mine clearance project.

The commitment was made known in a Board meeting of the results-based mine clearance project-phase IV held here yesterday under the chairmanship of H.E. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister, Vice-President of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA).

The meeting were attended by representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and donor countries, namely Australia, the Korea Agency for International Cooperation (KOICA), New Zealand, and the United Nations for Development (UNDP).

H.E. Ly Thuch said that the US$20 million-phase IV of results-based mine clearance project which lasts for six years (2020-2025) is aimed at three major results – mine and ERW clearance; support for the disabled rescue activities, mine awareness and gender equality; and capacity building at the national level.

H.E. senior minister highly evaluated the outcomes of the implementation of the results-based mine clearance project, indicating that from 2006 to March 2020, an area of 244 square kilometres was cleared. He deeply thanked the donor countries and development partners, such as UNDP, Australia, the Republic of Korea and New Zealand for their financial and technical support for the success of the project.

H.E. Ly Thuch also expressed his gratitude to other donors including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Canada, Germany and Switzerland for their continued support, both financial and technical, for the implementation of the National Mine Action Strategy 2018-2025.

(Photo: CMAA)

Article in Khmer by Pal Song
Article in English by C. Nika