Cambodia needs 377 mln USD to achieve 2025 mine-free target

Cambodia needs 377 million U.S. dollars to clear all types of landmines, cluster munitions, and explosive remnants of war (ERWs) in the kingdom by 2025, a senior official said on Thursday.

Speaking at a mine conference here, Ly Thuch, first vice president of Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authorities (CMAA), said since 1992 to date, the country had cleared 1,900 square kilometers of landmines, cluster munitions and ERWs, benefiting more than 5.3 million people.

He said some 1.07 million anti-personnel mines, 25,158 anti-tank mines, and 2.81 million items of ERWs were found and destroyed during the period.

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