DELEGATES from Colombia’s national de-mining programme began a two-week training course with the Cambodian Mine Action Centre in Phnom Penh yesterday.
The group of 15 delegates – part of Colombia’s Presidential Programme for Comprehensive Action Against Land Mines – arrived on Saturday, and are expected to learn new demining methods while being exposed to new demining technologies.
New Sowathey, public relations manager for CMAC, said yesterday the visit by the group was important to develop “international training”. “It is a chance for us to learn from one another to help solve the issue of mines,” she said.
The delegates will spend seven days in the capital, and three days each in Siem Reap, Battambang and Kampong Chhnang provinces. The course includes visits to live minefield operations in each province.