JMT Provides a Briefing to the Thai Civilian Deminer Association and MOFA Thailand
JAKARTA, 13 September 2023 – A virtual inception meeting of the Project to Assist Thailand in Fulfilling its Clearance Obligation under the Mine Ban Treaty (PATOM Phase 2) and Vocational Training Programme for Mekong Region Communities Affected by Landmine (VTMRAL): PATOM Phase 2-VTMRAL was organised on 13 September 2023.
The meeting was attended by the project proponent, namely, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and the implementing agency, the Thai Civilian Deminer Association (TDA), representatives from the Mission of Japan to ASEAN, the ASEAN Secretariat, and the JAIF Management Team (JMT). A presentation by JMT included JAIF and ASEAN rules and procedures, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, JAIF visibility guide, and the status of project implementation.
JAIF has supported the project since the First MRCT Project (The Implementation and Dissemination of the Experience of Minefield Releasing at Border Area with Cambodia in Surin Province, Thailand) was undertaken in 2014. PATOM Phase 2 aims at reducing poverty and landmine accidents in the Mekong region with vocational training and smart landmine clearance. The project will be advocated as a sustainable development model to the ASEAN Member States.
JMT Programme Coordinator Zin Aung Swe (far left, second row) participated in the Inception Meeting.
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