China completes humanitarian mine-clearance training course for Cambodia

China Military Online
Li Jiayao

By Zhang Zhanpeng

NANJING, Oct.11 (ChinaMil) -- A graduation ceremony of the humanitarian mine-clearance training course provided by the Chinese government to Cambodia was held at the PLA Army Engineering University in Nanjing, eastern China’s Jiangsu Province on October 10, 2018.

Forty trainees from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority attended the training course. The well-designed and strictly-organized training course was based on the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and the United Nations Peacekeeping Mine-Clearance Standard Operating Procedures and also included comprehensive mine-clearance drills.

During the course, the trainees learned specialized knowledge on mines and explosive ordnance disposal, and mastered the operation of mine-clearance equipment. They also became familiarized with the standards, procedures, and organization and command methods of mine-clearance operations.

At the graduation ceremony, a Chinese government representative donated a batch of mine-clearing equipment and protective gears to Cambodia.

The Cambodian government representative expressed his gratitude to the Chinese government and people for the mine-clearing assistance, and praised the training course for its contribution to strengthening Cambodian mine-clearing capacity building. It reflects China’s support for the international humanitarian cause, he added.

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