Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 4 – Within the first 10 months of 2018, Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) had cleared more than 75 square kilometers of land mines and destroyed a total of 37,665 unexploded ordnances, according to Heng Ratana, Director General of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) on Tuesday.

Ratana wrote on his Facebook that in addition to mine clearance, CMAC has actively raised awareness of dangers of explosive remnants of war, and provided mine action training.

Ratana added that in 2019, CMAC plans to clear 116 square kilometers of landmines that will require the deployment of 1,700 operation forces, 68 landline detection dogs, 45 demining machines and other tools, and over 2,500 volunteers.

To achieve the 2019 target, CMAC requires more than US$16 million to carry out 29 projects, the Director undermined.