Military hands over demined fields to local governments in Yunnan

China Military Online
Li Jiayao

KUNMING, Mar. 12 (ChinaMil) -- Two minesweeping detachments in Yunnan under the Army of the PLA Southern Theater Command recently handed over demined fields with a total area over 3.8 million square meters respectively in the Maguan County and the Malipo County to the governments of the two counties.

The PLA Explosive Ordnance Disposal(EOD) soldiers conduct an on-foot acceptance check from one side of the demined field to the other side. (

The third large scale demining operation along the Yunnan section of the China-Vietnam border started in November 2015, the operation aims to clear 56 million square meters of minefields in the Yunnan province and assist local governments to make minefields with an area of 24 million square meters in total permanently enclosed.

In this round of minesweeping operation in Yunnan province, the 109 minefields scatter in six counties along the China-Vietnam border.


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