The government of Japan will donate about $9.13 million to the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) to further their efforts in clearing Battambang province’s Bavel and Ratanak Mondol districts, two of the most heavily mined areas nationwide, officials said Wednesday. The money would be spent to aid about 300 staff in the area who will clear about 5,000 hectares of contaminated land, said Heng Ratana, CMAC’s executive director. “We will get over $9 million from Japan on Monday,” he added. “CMAC will also provide support to the community to build com*munity roads there and ponds and provide them
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