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Social Contribution Activities

Clearing Anti-Personnel Landmines and Reconstruction Support

Since 2008, Komatsu has partnered with the Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS), a certified NPO, to support demining activities in areas of Cambodia and Angola that suffer from damages caused by anti-personnel landmines, which also includes reconstruction work as part of this community development project. The demining machines and construction machinery, developed using our company's technical expertise and manufacturing knowledge, are being put to full use in this endeavor.
We demined about 1,000 ha of land in Cambodia and constructed 33 km of roads in seven villages, bringing the total number of operating hours for the machines and machinery introduced in 2008 to over 6,000 hours.

Komatsu's demining machine
Komatsu's demining machine
Road construction
Road construction
Construction of the sixth Komatsu elementary school was completed in March 2015.
Construction of the sixth Komatsu elementary school was completed in March 2015.
At the Mabubas reservation in Angola, which has become a safe area due to demining, the city rebuilding plan is moving forward.
In Cambodia, construction of the sixth elementary school under this project was completed in March 2015. Currently, more than 400 elementary school children attend these schools. We help make the area a much safer place through demining and road construction to revitalize the regional industry and build elementary schools for future generations. These support activities, as contributions to peace and development, can only be provided by Komatsu
Visiting lecture at a senior high school
Visiting lecture at a senior high school
Komatsu employees visit schools in Japan to give lectures and share details about these activities with younger generations, from elementary school children to university students. After a lesson at a senior high school, one student commented that he had a clearer picture of what he should do to realize his dreams, while another said she wanted to find out how she could become a person who in some way contributes to society. We will continue to offer visiting lectures to inspire young people by example, helping them to take an initial step toward promising futures.

DATA

Results of Demining and Reconstruction Support Activities in Cambodia (Cumulative)

Item Results (Cumulative Total by FY2014)
Demined area 1,007 ha
Road construction 33km
Schools constructed 6
School children supported 414