U.S. Embassy Announces Demining Tender

U.S. Embassy Photo by Un Yarat
Released on November 22, 2017

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for a $2 million, one-year grant to survey and clear unexploded ordnance in Eastern Cambodia for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, with the possibility that the grant could be extended for a second year. Eligible partners would use state-of-the art methodology to clear land of unexploded ordnance in Eastern Cambodia so it can be made safe for farming, roads, commerce, and housing.

“The United States has supported humanitarian demining in Cambodia for over 20 years and is committed to addressing our war-time legacy. This new tender is a continuation of those commitments as it will further aid in the cleanup of the remnants of war,” Ambassador William Heidt said. “We are looking for the best national and international experts to help remove unexploded ordnance in the east of Cambodia.”

The application deadline is January 16, 2018. More information about the tender is here.

The United States has spent more than $131 million over the past two decades to locate and remediate not only unexploded ordnance of U.S. origin in Cambodia’s east, but also the Chinese, Vietnamese, and Soviet landmines in the rest of the country that account for about 90 percent of casualties caused by war remnants.