24 August 2022

Mr Narath CHHEAV had attended the EuroCham MOU with Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) on 24 August, 2022.

The EuroCham team visited the Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) headquarters on August 24, where the two parties signed an MoU to solidify their commitment to assist in the clearing of mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia.

H.E. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and Vice-President of the CMAA, and EuroCham Chairman Tassilo Brinzer, delivered inspiring speeches during the ceremony, with Thuch reporting that roughly 2,385 square kilometres of land contaminated by mines and unexploded ordnance has been released in the last 30 years.

H.E Prum Sopakmonkol, Secretary General of the CMAA, gave an enlightening demonstration of CMAA's efforts afterward, using an interactive map of the country to show areas of progress and the regions that are still affected by mines. As he described, a range of new technology has sped up mine-clearing progress, and a goal has been set to clear all land mines by 2025.

There are still 1,991 square kilometers of land contaminated by mines and ordnance in the country, and EuroCham is committed to assisting CMAA with outreach efforts to raise awareness and by collaborating on joint initiatives.