Mine clearance operations have saved more than 64.5 million square metres of land from landmines and explosive remnant of war (ERW) in the first seven months of this year, according to Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC).

The figure represents 98.60 percent of the seven-month plan, said H.E Heng Ratana, Director General of CMAC, in a meeting held on Aug. 30.

Some 31,665 landmines and ERW have been found and destroyed during the period, he added.

At the same time, CMAC has also raised awareness of around 600,000 people over the danger of landmine and ERW.

Cambodia has set a goal to become a mine-free nation by 2025.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press

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