And our business is removing the harsh reminders of the past conflicts here in Cambodia. The teams have taken a well deserved rest as well as a time to spend with their families during one of the most important Cambodian holidays – Pchum Ben.
Now that we are back to our daily findings please check in to see how there is still a lot of work to be done.
You may have noticed that recently there have been fewer posts on a daily basis. Part of this is due to the fact that Cambodia is now in the “rainy season” when rain is an almost daily occurrence. It starts out slow, speeds up, pours for a short time, then stops. While this raises the humidity, it also adds to difficult access to areas where UXO are being reported as the roads become very muddy and movement is slowed. However, the rains also can wash out the dirt from buried ordnance creating new finds.
We are now entering the 15 day Pchum Ben season here in Cambodia. Our entire CSHD and EOD teams had been working through their last 5 day break in order to have two well-deserved weeks off during this special period.
They will resume work after the end of Pchum Ben – Sept. 28.
EOD 3 gave two MRE sessions for a total of twelve participants. One was in the Srae Village, Rom Dos Srae Commune, Choam Ksant District of Preah Vihear Province. The other was in Choam Ksant Village, Choam Ksant Commune, Choam Ksant District of Preah Vihear Province.
EOD 2 responded to a call-out in Rum Chek Village, Svay Leu Commune, Svishi District of Siem Reap Province where they found one Chinese 82 mm type 30 which was safe to move.
EOD 2 responded to a call-out in Poy Smach Village, Tearay Commune, Chikreng District of Siem Reap Province where they found one Chinese 60 mm type 27 mortar, and one Vietnamese 70 mm model 2 launcher. Both were safe to move.
EOD 4 responded to a call-out in O Pua Village, Romanei Commune, Rovieng District of Preah Vihear Province where they found 1 Chinese 107 mm type 63 rocket and 1 80 mm PG2 launcher made in the USSR. They were unsafe to move.
EOD 5 gave an MRE at the Chub School in Chub Village, Chansorry commune, Sotr Nikum District of Siem Reap Province. The total of students was 36 females. There was also 1 teacher.
EOD 5 gave an MRE in the Khnar Krau Village, Kantuot Commune, Svay Leu District of Siem Reap Province.