Landmines, UXO and demining

UXO clearance authority seeks more funding

The government has called for more support for UXO clearance operations, with 132,000 hectares of land having been surveyed and confirmed to be contaminated with unexploded ordnance.Director General of the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, ...

Phomphong Laoin

US Provides over US$ 1 Million in Vehicles, Equipment to the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme

The United States contributed 16 new 4×4 vehicles and 134 UXO detectors, worth more than USD$1 million at a handover ceremony held at the UXO Lao Training Centre in Vientiane on Jan 19, 2021. The equipment will go to UXO-removal teams working in Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan, Attapeu, ...


Laos, UNDP tackle removing UXO obstacle to development

Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is continuing to strengthen national capacities to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 18 – Lives Safe from Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).Representatives of the government’s concerned authorities and development partners on Tuesday discussed ...

Ounkham Pimmata

Japan Provides UXO Clearance Machine For Cluster Munitions Removal in Xieng Khuang

(KPL) The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth USD 746,128 to support the removal of unexploded ordnance – UXO – utilizing cluster munitions machine in Xieng Khuang Province on Dec 11, 2019.A contract on the grant project was signed at the Embassy of ...

KPL News Desk

Laos, Asean Plus countries discussing cooperation in clearing mines

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – UXO experts from Laos and other Asean Plus countries and their dialogue partners are meeting in Vientiane from December 3-6 to discuss plans on clearing mines in the region over the next three years.The meeting heard on Tuesday that unexploded ordnance ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Mines Advisory Group celebrates 25 years in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has been applauded by the government for its work in Laos over the past 25 years, which has destroyed more than 257,000 bombs and made safe 73 square kilometres of land, helping over one million Lao ...

Somxay Sengdara

UXO, mine clearance personnel complete training programme

The Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) and Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) have completed their first exchange training programme.The four-week programme under South-South Cooperation with support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) came to an end last week.The programme began this year ...

Times Reporters

Laos targets removal of UXO from over 90,000 hectares

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has set a target to remove and destroy unexploded ordnance on 93,362 hectares of land, of which 9,179 hectares has already been cleared.The target was reported on Friday at a press conference held to mark the 9th anniversary on ...

Phomphong Laoin

Methodist humanitarian group provides 4 billion kip for UXO clearance

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in the United States has provided over 4 billion kip (US$500,000) for MAG’s UXO operations in Khammuan province.A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the project was signed in Vientiane on Friday between the National ...

Phomphong Laoin

UK provides over 9 billion kip for UXO clearance in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government of the United Kingdom will provide grant aid worth more than 9 billion kip (US$1,078,253) for long-term commitment to supporting the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) clearance activities in Laos implemented by Norwegian People’s Aid.The funding will be provided to support ...

Phomphong Laoin

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