Clearing for Results, a new Cambodian demining program, received its first
financial contribution on January 25 from AusAID, the official aid agency of the
Australian Government. In a ceremony at the Council of Ministers, the
Australians confirmed that $1.5 million would be given to the project in
Though the project is mine clearance, it will also introduce
monitoring systems to facilitate much needed agricultural development: "Safe
access to productive land brings new economic opportunities," said Lisa
Filipetto, the Australian Ambassador.