U.S. Embassy Announces Demining Tender in Cambodia

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh has called for applications for a US$2 million, one-year grant to survey and clear unexploded ordnance in Eastern Cambodia for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, with the possibility that the grant could be extended for a second year.

According to the U.S. Embassy's press release issued yesterday afternoon, the eligible partners would use state-of-the art methodology to clear land of unexploded ordnance in Eastern Cambodia so it can be made safe for farming, roads, commerce, and housing.

The United States has supported humanitarian demining in Cambodia for over 20 years and is committed to addressing our war-time legacy. This new tender is a continuation of those commitments as it will further aid in the cleanup of the remnants of war, U.S. Ambassador H.E. William Heidt said. We are looking for the best national and international experts to help remove unexploded ordnance in the east of Cambodia.

The United States has spent more than US$131 million over the past two decades to locate and remediate unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, pointed out the press release.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press