|Target date for completion of mine clearance||6|
|National funding of programme||6|
|Land release system in place||8|
|National mine action standards||8|
|Reporting on progress||4|
Cambodia’s mine action sector moved along with little direction or progress in planning for much of 2017. That changed at the end of the year when a management shake-up at the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) galvanised the preparation of the National Mine Action Strategy, officially launched in May 2018, and injected new momentum into discussions on more survey, better task selection, and more efficient use of assets, accelerating land release towards the goal of completing clearance by 2025 and presenting a compelling case for continued donor funding. Tracking the sector’s progress, however, continued to be obscured by discrepancies in results recorded by the CMAA and operators.
- Cambodia should push ahead with a land reclamation survey to release suspected mined areas under cultivation.
- Cambodia should accelerate clearance of land with dense mine contamination.
- Cambodia should conclude early agreements with Thailand to, at the least, pilot cooperation in border demining.
- The CMAA should synchronise reporting with operators and eliminate discrepancies, which make it difficult to track progress.
Click here to download the "Clearing the Mines 2018" report for Cambodia.