2018 Landmine Detection by CMAC To Cost US$20 Million

Landmine detection mission in 2018 of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) will cost US$20 million, according to local media report.

The source unveiled calculated cost grounding on the report from the centre's annual work review and planning released recently.

Of the projected spending, underlined the same source, about US$14.6 million has been mobilised, so only some US$5 million will be needed.

The amount will be used to clear landmines from the land surface of 137 square kilometres, along with other support activities, including capacity building, awareness raising and assistance for the victims as well as the affected communities.

In 2017, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre got rid of landmines from about 110 square kilometres of land surface.

Almost 2,000 square kilometres of Cambodia are still covered with the silent killers.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press