Cambodian Mine Action Centre
1993–June 30, 2000
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) is a mine-removal school created in 1993 by the United Nations Development Program to help the Khmer people reclaim their country from the land-mines sown everywhere during more than 25 years of total war. During seven years of military technical support to mine-removal operations in Cambodia, more than 60 Canadian Forces field engineers and logisticians served year-long tours training Khmer mine-removal teams and co-ordinating evaluations of humanitarian mine-clearance technologies. Before the members of the seventh and last Canadian Forces rotation to CMAC returned to Canada, they were received in audience by King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
CMAC now operates in the cities of Battambang, Sihanoukville, Kampong Thom and Phnom Penh, and humanitarian mine-removal operations are now conducted in Cambodia through the United Nations Development Program, partly supported by the Canadian International Development Agency.
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