CMAC looks to build one of world's largest mine museum


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(Phnom Penh Post)

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) plans to build one of the world's largest museums about mine action to preserve historical documents and evidence of civil war tragedies in Cambodia, CMAC director-general Heng Ratana said.

Ratana told The Post that CMAC has been planning to construct the museum since 2004 on 12ha of land in Trapaing Thom commune of Siem Reap province’s Prasat Bakong district.

“We have collected landmines, unexploded ordnance and we launched it in 2017 as our first step,” he said.

“We have three steps. The first step is a temporary one. We do not have the budget to construct the building yet, but we want to build one of the largest mine-shaped buildings in the world.”

“The museum will be about mine munitions in Cambodia. We are working on it and hope to see it built soon,” he added.

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Published: Monday, October 4, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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