2018Held the 10th Anniversary Ceremony of Community Reconstruction Support Project through Demining in Cambodia

Jun. 8, 2018

Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) (hereafter “Komatsu”) has worked with the Japan Mine Action Service (President Ryuuichiro Arakawa) (hereafter “JMAS”), a certified specific non-profit organization of Japan, engaging in a community reconstruction support project in Battambang Province, the Kingdom of Cambodia, for 10 years since 2008. Ten-year achievements of the project are the removal of 1,360 landmines, a demined area of 1,735ha, road construction of 62km, construction of 8 elementary schools (572 pupils in total as of December 2017), and construction of 46 ponds.
 On May 22, 2018, JMAS and Komatsu held the 10th anniversary ceremony by inviting the Deputy Governor of Battambang, other local guests and members of the Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC). Together with members of JMAS and Komatsu, the ceremony was attended by about 800 persons. At the ceremony, special appreciation medals for many years of service were conferred to Mr. Noji, Chairman of Komatsu, JMAS members who were involved in the start-up of this project and others. After the ceremony, about 300 pupils from eight elementary schools, which were built by this project, enjoyed a joint sports day.
 On a separate day, staff members of the Komatsu Science Museum for Children, located in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, held science classes for Cambodian pupils, showing them how to make tubular paper airplanes, etc.
 Komatsu will continue its efforts to demine landmine-contaminated areas, dispose of unexploded ordnance, and support the local community reconstruction projects.

【Together with Mr. Noji, JMAS and CMAC members on a road under construction】

【Left : Pupils enjoying the joint sports day for 8 elementary schools】
【Right : A science class for local pupils: tubular paper airplanes】

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