UN Permanent Representative of Norway Appreciates Cambodia’s Mine Action

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations has appreciated the hard work of Cambodia in mine clearance.

The permanent representative, H.E. Hans Brattskar shared the impression during his recent meeting with H.E. Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance.

According to H.E. Hans Brattskar, he visited various landmine museums and centres in Siem Reap, Battambang and Pailin provinces during this trip to Cambodia and witnessed the proof of hard work as well as well documented experiences.

He continued that Cambodia’s successes and good practices can be replicated by other countries.

From his side, H.E. Gen. Sem Sovanny thanked H.E. Hans Brattskar for his appreciation and further shared that Cambodia is expected to spend about US$406 million for mine clearance in the land surface of 1,970 square kilometres for 2018-2025.

Since 1992, added the general, Norway alone has contributed about US$20 million for mine clearance activities in Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press