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The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has laid out demining plans that aim to make Phnom Penh and five other provinces landmine-free by 2022, targeting the remaining anti-personnel landmines in minefields that have been logged in the national database. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on February 10 that according to the new plans, the NGO was planning to clear areas free of landmines that were outside of minefields. They include Phnom Penh and the provinces of Kep, Kandal, Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong and Kampong Cham. He explained that demining in these provinces refers to minefields that have been logged on the record map and national data and are known to exist. “This demining is to become mine-free provinces. We refer only to minefields,” he said. However, he stressed the distinction between landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), saying: “There may be areas with unexploded ordnance [in these provinces], such as bombs dropped from planes, [that] we have not yet planned for. “The demining that we talk about refers to anti-personnel mines that we have known [to exist] and have identified in the polygonal record map in the national data.
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