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Wednesday, May 02
· Golden Foods Siam Co., Ltd. (GFS) makes a donation for the humanitarian landmine
Monday, April 30
· TDA Participates in Seminar with TMAC at Sakaew 24-24 April 2012
Wednesday, February 29
· NPA-TDA Partnership Project Continues in 2012
Wednesday, February 15
· NPA-TDA has signed MoU to clear landmines at Surin
Wednesday, February 08
· TDA visit Gen Tumrongsak and Suranaree Task Force
Tuesday, December 13
· Orentation for New Staff
· Flooding
Monday, September 26
· รายงาน
Wednesday, September 07
· รายงาน
Monday, August 22
· TDA attended Seminar on Cluster Munitions
Sunday, July 31
· TDA donates used computer to disable persons
· Thai Civilian Deminer Association visit Land Release Operation at Trad
Friday, July 29
· TMAC and related organizations visit field operation by NPA-TDA
Wednesday, June 08
· NPA and TDA begin the land release operation in Thailand's Surin province
Monday, May 23
· New Member of TDA
Thursday, March 24
· Land Release Training in Laos
Wednesday, February 09
· Training with NPA in Laos
Monday, January 31
· Donor Meeting
Monday, December 20
· Quality control (QC) on cleared area of 75,013 sq. m. at HMAU3
Sunday, December 19
· Kick off the operation with NPA
Tuesday, November 30
· NPA Thailand and TDA sign MoU to execute partnership project together
Monday, October 04
· TDA and NPA Thailand Visit Thai MOFA
Monday, September 20
· TDA's Participation in the Improvement of National Mine Action Straety
Monday, August 02
· Activities of the Thai Civilian Deminer Association (TDA) in July 2010
Monday, July 12
· TDA Made Courtestsy Visit to TMAC Director
Tuesday, June 29
· Seminar with Labor Ministry
· Members of TDA Hold an Informal Meeting
Tuesday, June 15
· TDA Participate in Quality Assurance at Srisaket
Wednesday, May 05
· TDA Made Courtesy Visit to Thai MOFA
Sunday, April 18
· Tentative Working Sites of TDA (Highest Priority Minefields in Thailand)

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 Update of Landmine Clearance In Thailand

Landmine Clearance in Thailand
From the second half of 2007 to December 2009, Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC) had conducted the locating minefield procedure (LMP) on landmine suspected hazardous area (SHA) of 2,570 sq. km. nationwide to locate real minefields for cost-effective clearance. The operation was supported by the Integrated Area Reduction Survey Project at Border Area with Cambodia (IARS) that the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) provided operational budget to help conduct LMP on SHA of about 1,941 sq. km2 in border area with Cambodia that contribute 80% of SHA nationwide.


The LMP by TMAC and IARS project supported by JAIF reveals that only 530 sq. km. out of total SHA are located and marked as real minefield; of these 80% or about 430 sq. km. are minefields along border area with Cambodia. Real minefield area is drastically small compared with original SHA; however, there are still numbers of landmine accident over the past year because many minefields are just close to communities. On top of that, local people always enclose minefields for their farm land and forest products because they have learnt new boundary of minefields marked by LMP.

To cope with unavoidable landmine accidents, TMAC together UNDP Mine Action Program for Thailand, have set clearance priority to minefields with local organizations and people. Minefields pose high and imminent threat to local community members shall receive high clearance priority. About 77 Preliminary minefields with total area of 82,311,519 sq. m. receive high priority and need immediate clearance. TMAC itself could undertake clearance to these minefields but not timely enough to prevent unexpected landmine accident. Therefore, the Thai Civilian Deminer Association (TDA) that its members have high experience and proficiency on clearance minefields in Thailand, plan to help undertake immediate clearance on 21 highest priority minefields with total area of 3,805,585 sq. m. in border areas with Myanmar , Laos, and Cambodia. These minefields really pose imminent threat to villagers as they are very close or in proximity of communities, and also block many economic development projects such as Royal Development Project at Pu Payak and Thai-Laos Border Crossing Pass Project in Nan province, Thai-Myanmar Border Crossing Pass Project in Mae Hong Son province, Joint Economic Development Zone Project in Chantaburi province, and so on.  



 
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