CMAC Removes Unexploded Ordnance from River


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(Khmer Times) The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) is spearheading efforts to locate and remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) and hazardous debris in waterways nationwide. The director-general, Heng Ratana, emphasized the necessity of eliminating remnants from past conflicts, conducting marine demining, and salvaging submerged ships to enhance waterway quality, national security, and riverside resident safety.

The goal is to create safer water passages, enabling potential international cruise tourism and increased river freight transport. Ongoing operations target sunken UXOs, addressing challenges such as flooding and debris. CMAC has recovered substantial ordnance from sunken ships, contributing to the country's safety and development since its establishment in 1992.

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Published: Friday, February 2, 2024

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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