Phnom Penh: His Excellency Lt. Gen. Hun Manet said that the large-scale humanitarian mine clearance, combined with this rapid development, Cambodia has turned from “land mine” to “land of gold”.
Speaking at the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia name change ceremony and fundraising for the Samdech Techo Mine Action Project on November 17, Lt. Gen. Hun Manet stated that “Large-scale humanitarian demining in Cambodia has started since Since 1992. Over the past 30 years, Cambodia has found and destroyed millions of landmines and explosive remnants of war. With this rapid development, we have turned “land mines” into “golden lands”.
He added that, in fact, many former battlefields have been transformed into fertile agricultural land, into happy village lands, industrial development lands and industrial lands with potential for social development. Economy. His Excellency said that clearing mines and unexploded ordnance also allowed tens of thousands of children and grandchildren to go to school happily, without worrying about safety, not worrying about life or suffering from bullets. Mine.
His Excellency Lt. Gen. Hun Manet emphasized that despite the efforts and attention of the Royal Government and development partners, our Cambodia still has about 2,000 square kilometers of land that has not been cleared. Mines and munitions have not completely exploded.
He said that with the remaining demining and unexploded ordnance missions, Cambodia is committed to achieving the vision of “One Mine-Free Cambodia 2025”, through the “Samdech Techo Project for Mine Action”. With the theme “Provide safe land, create a smile” with Samdech Techo Prime Minister as chairman and lead management under the coordination of the Cambodian Mine Action and Mine Action (CMAA) and with the support of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces as well as institutions Other related
Lt. Gen. Hun Manet also thanked all stakeholders for trusting and choosing Cambodia as a destination to invest and expand their business for prosperity both in Cambodia and in the region. In addition, it also contributes to reducing poverty by creating employment opportunities to help improve the lives of people, such as receiving a salary to support their families and livelihoods, better welfare and well-being. Prosperous gradually.