Tentative Working Sites of TDA (Highest Priority Minefields in Thailand)
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Thailand should clear 77 high priority minefields in jurisdiction areas as soon as possible to prevent unexpected landmine accident that can cause death and injury to innocent people. TMAC alone can undertake the clearance task on those minefields, but will not finish timely enough to preventing accident. It really needs collaboration from organization that has well-versed deminers who have long been working in mine clearance in Thailand. Thai Civilian Deminer Association (TDA), therefore, plans to help clear 21 high priority minefields with total area of 3,805,585 sq. m. along border areas with Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia (please see list below). These highest priority minefields really pose imminent threat to local people as they just situate in proximity of local communities. Many of them also block development projects that otherwise can bring about income distribution in local. TDA realizes that they must be cleared timely and therefore plan very earnestly to begin clearance operation on these highest priority minefields.  


Highest priority minefields in Thailand that TDA will help clear 

1. Minefield no. 52-01; location: HMAU 1 Tap Thai Tap Thai Tap praya Sakaeo; total area: 51,000 sq. m.; justification: in proximity of communities, villagers' farm land


2. Minefield no. 53-02; location: HMAU 1 Tap Thai Tap Thai Tap praya Sakaeo; total area: 56,000 sq. m.; justification:  in proximity of communities, villagers' farm land


3. Minefield no. 55-01; location: HMAU 1 Khaolukchang Tap praya Tap praya Sakaeo; total area:  992,300 sq. m.; justification:  in proximity of communities, villagers' farm, temporary border crossing pass


4. Minefield no. 283-01; location: HMAU 2 Klong yai Klong yai Pong nam ron Chantaburi; total area: 251,812 sq. m.; justification:  adjacent to permanent border crossing pass (Pakkard)


5. Minefield no. 284-02; location: HMAU 2 Klongyai Klong yai Pong nam ron Chantaburi; total area: 115,561 sq. m.; justification:  in proximity of permanent border crossing pass, also block farm


6. Minefield no. 330-01; location: HMAU 2 Bungchanang lang Tep nimit Pong nam ron Chantaburi; total area: 1,104 sq. m.; justification:  in proximity of communities (Thai, Cambodia), also block farm


7. Minefield no. 340-02; location: HMAU 2 Maroom Klong yai Pong nam ron Chantaburi; total area: 18,721 sq. m.; justification:  Public forest where villagers collect forest products


8. Minefield no. 350-01; location: HMAU 2 Suan som Sa ton Soi dao Chantaburi ; total area: 17,878 sq. m.; justification:  adjacent to temporary border crossing pass (Suan som)


9. Minefield no. 248-01; location: HMAU 2 Suan som Sa ton Soi dao Chantaburi; total area: 35,516 sq. m.; justification:  adjacent to temporary border crossing pass (Sab taree)


10. Minefield no. 247-01; location: HMAU 2 Khodsai Hard lek Klong yai Trad; total area: 16,382 sq. m.; justification:  adjacent to local school


11. Minefield no. 416-01; location: HMAU 3 Naeng mud Naeng mud Karb cherng Surin ; total area: 789,000 sq. m.; justification:  adjacent to temple, tourist attraction (far from border)


12. Minefield no. 393-01; location: HMAU 3 Sakol pattana Dan Karb cherng Surin; total area:  21,821 sq. m.; justification:  adjacent to tourist attraction, Damma religious study


13. Minefield no. 393-02; location: HMAU 3 Sakol pattana Dan Karb cherng Surin; total area: 21,822 sq. m.; justification: adjacent to tourist attraction, Damma religious study


14. Minefield no. 393-03; location: HMAU 3 Sakol pattana Dan Karb cherng Surin; total area: 21,823 sq. m.; justification:  adjacent to tourist attraction, Damma religious study


15. Minefield no. 434-05; location: HMAU 3 Samrong khao Karn trom Kun harn Srisaket ; total area: 25,000 sq. m.; justification:  in proximity of communities, farm (E-SARN)


16. Minefield no. 459-01; location: HMAU 3 Non yang Dom pra dit Nam Koon Ubonratchathani; total area: 54,652 sq. m.; justification:  in proximity of communities, farm (far from border)


17. Minefield no. 478-01; location: HMAU 3 Paed um Dom pra dit Nam yuen Ubonratchathani; total area: 827,000 sq. m.; justification:  in proximity of communities, farm (far from border)


18. Minefield no.  Pu payak; location: HMAU 4 Nam ree pattana Khun nan Chalern pakiet Nan 56,900 sq. m.; justification:  in proximity of Rayal Development project (Pu Payak)


19. Minefield no. 556-01; location: HMAU 4 Huai sataeng Ngop Tung chang Nan; total area: 59,293 sq. m.; justification:  in the area of temporary border crossing pass Thai-Lao


20. Minefield no.  992-01; location: HMAU 4 Mae suai u Pa bong Mueng Maehongson; total area: 222,000 sq. m.; justification:  In Rayal Development Project (Border Villager)


21. Minefield  Nam pueng din; location: HMAU 4 Nam Piang din Pa bong Mueng Maehongson; total area: 150,000 sq. m.; justification:  In area where Mae hong son province shall develop border crossing pass Thai-Myanmar







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