The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistant Authority (CMAA) announced that it will soon sign a memorandum of understanding on partnership and cooperation with the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation and Platinum East.
CMAA first vice-president Ly Thuch said he had discussed cooperating in the demining sector with a working group from foundation on March 11 at the CMAA headquarters.
Thuch, on behalf of the Cambodian government, thanked Golden West for their partnership in capacity building and training in ammunition neutralisation techniques.
He also requested that the foundation increase their cooperation by focusing on complete demining actions – such as providing modern technical equipment, training for vulnerable communities, authorities and the armed forces, and through mainstreaming education on mine and unexploded ordnance (UXO).
“The Golden West Humanitarian Foundation and Platinum East plan to sign an agreement on partnership and cooperation with the CMAA, which is a government administration. They also expressed their interest in helping Cambodia to become a leading centre in capacity building and technical training in the regional and global demining sector,” Thuch said.
He also requested that the foundation provide training to the CMAA’s quality management team to improve their operations in the field.
Thuch also welcomed contributions from other local and international institutions to help Cambodia in this sector.