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Project for Creating Safe Villages

Using its expertise in construction equipment technology, Komatsu is supporting demining work in areas plagued by anti-personnel landmines. Komatsu also participates in community development projects to revitalize affected areas.

Restoring Safety to the Land and Supporting the Construction of Basic Infrastructure toward Self-Reliance and Development of Communities

Since 2008, Komatsu has been working jointly with the Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS), an incorporated non-profit organization (NPO), on a community-development project to demine and rebuild areas affected by anti-personnel landmines in Cambodia and Angola.

Komatsu provides demining and construction machinery, developed through our expertise and Monozukuri (manufacturing) knowledge as a construction equipment manufacturer.

After demining, we begin development of the safe land for agricultural use utilizing our construction equipment. We also implement community rejuvenation and reconstruction projects that include digging detention basins, building elementary schools, and repairing and building roads and bridges to support the construction of basic infrastructure so that communities will be able to sustain themselves and thrive.

Komatsu demining machine for removal of anti-personnel mines

Komatsu demining machine for removal of anti-personnel mines

Komatsu construction equipment for building infrastructure

Komatsu construction equipment for building infrastructure

Project for Creating Safe Villages in Cambodia

Over the past five years, we have completed demining efforts and rejuvenated areas spanning five villages. We have also removed landmines from an area of approximately 450 ha, repaired and built roads stretching 20 kilometers, dug around 40 detention basins, created settlements for 500 families and constructed four elementary schools. As a result, minefields have been resuscitated into farmland and distribution routes have been established, enabling many villagers to sell their agricultural products and become self-sustaining, thereby raising their living standards.

Children at a settlement

Cornfields spread out across the safe land and the Komatsu School

Cornfields spread out across the safe land and the Komatsu School

Children at a settlement

Project for Rebuilding Communities in Angola, Africa

Since FY2009 we have also been participating with JMAS in a demining and community rebuilding project in Angola, West Africa. We have demined approximately 100 ha and offered support to the local people, including cleanup activities and efforts to improve their perception of agriculture. Plans are currently underway to move the state capital to the mine-cleared part of Mabubas.

Removing landmines in Angola

Removing landmines in Angola

Plan for constructing a water purification plant as part of the effort to move the state capital

Plan for constructing a water purification plant as part of the effort to move the state capital

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