The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) funded equipment to the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) for use in community clearance activities.
The equipment handover ceremony was held on Friday (Feb. 15) at the CMAA headquarters. The event was presided by Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the CMAA, and assisted by Norwegian People’s Aid Cambodia (NPA Cambodia).
The equipment handed over to the CMAA includes: five motorbikes (2018 Honda Dream 125cc), one Laptop (Lenovo), 51 Tablets, one Smartboard, two desktop computers, 10 rangefinders, 10 LCD projectors and 10 GPS maps.
The CMAA press release stated that the equipment will be used by their Mine Action Planning Units, the Quality Management Team , and the Database Unit to obtain better quality data, transfer and share data online, access web-based contamination mapping, report in near real-time, and map with GPS.
“The main objective of the DFID Capacity Development Project is to strengthen the competences of the national and provincial authorities to direct, regulate, and coordinate mine action in Cambodia more effectively.”
The NPA is a global non-profit organization dedicated to clearing the world of landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war.
It is one of the consortium partners responsible for the implementation of the Capacity Development of the CMAA through the Global Mine Action Program Phase II, funded by the UK’s DFID. The other two consortium partners of the project are Halo Trust and the Mines Advisory Group.