Komatsu Ltd announces that its joint project with Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) a certified specific non-profit organization of Japan, supported by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be introduced as a side event at the fourth review conference of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in Oslo, Norway from November 25 to 29, 2019.
Specifically, the joint project involves the removal of landmines, disposal of unexploded bombs (UXBs) and development of communities in the anti-personnel mine-contaminated areas in Cambodia and Laos.
This is an international conference held by 164-member countries of the Convention and is participated in by government organizations and NGOs from around the world to discuss problems of undisposed landmines.
As of September 30, 2019, Komatsu and JMAS had disposed of a total of over 5,700 anti-personnel landmines and unexploded cluster bomb submunitions on a cumulative basis, built 10 elementary schools, and built/repaired roads which add up to 70 km long. Komatsu will continue efforts to remove anti-personnel landmines and UXBs and to develop communities.