To mark the upcoming National Mine Awareness Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen has prepared a message reminding the public to avoid landmines and unexploded ordnance for any reason.
The message was signed by Mr Hun Sen last week and was published by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority today.
In it, he instructed the CMAA and other officials to continue to warn the public of the dangers of landmines and UxO.
Mr Hun Sen said mines, explosive remnants of war and cluster bombs still cause deaths and it is still an obstacle to the development of the country and the betterment of its people.
He said that to continue addressing the threat of mines, explosive remnants of war and cluster bombs, the government had set the National Mine Action Strategy for 2018-2025. The aim was to destroy these explosives by 2025 and to educate people about the dangers.
Mr Hun Sen urged armed forces, national and international mine action operators and development partners to collaborate in clearing, establishing and expanding volunteer network to educate the awareness on mines, explosive remnants of war and the danger to people in across the country.
“Especially, people in vulnerable communities have to be informed about the risk factors, consequences of the danger and have strict measures for processing those explosives that always cause danger,” he said in the message.
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