"This year's 30th anniversary of mine action in Cambodia is being observed in
the capital with exhibitions and displays memorialising the Kingdom's long
fight against landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW).
The event, held from November 21-22 at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition
Centre, also saw live demonstrations of how trained animals are used in
demining and presentations by deminers regarding the safest techniques to use
when one stumbles upon a potentially dangerous landmine.
Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim
Assistance Authority (CMAA), said at the opening of the event that the
preservation and display of the historical objects related to war, peacekeeping
and mine action provide many benefits to society, such as raising awareness of
its origins to teach the public lessons about the past and encourage them to
take pride in national achievements.
He further stated that the government's mission to clear the Kingdom of
landmines with the assistance of development partners, national and
international operators and all stakeholders over the past 30 years has made a
significant contribution to addressing the lingering impacts of Cambodia's wars
of decades past.
The 30th anniversary exhibition features displays on demining achievements,
materials, machinery and equipment, demonstrations of manual demining as well
as the use of mine detection systems, and detection of mines and explosives by
animals such as dogs and rats."
Via Future Crunch
issue 193: https://futurecrunch.com/
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