International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2017

On April 4, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond joined LTG Prasopchai Kongburan, Director of the Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC), to commemorate International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in Buachet District, Surin Province. The U.S. Embassy Bangkok and JUSMAGTHAI, through Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC), have a close working relationship with TMAC. MARFORPAC conducts approximately eight classes per year on locating mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) and clearance of dangerous areas, providing TMAC with the trained experts to rehabilitate minefields and areas inundated with ERW. These efforts save lives and help the local economy by making safe more farm land for agricultural development.