Sand mining and trade - Burma/Myanmar
|Title:|| ||Grain by Grain, Truck by Truck: How Myanmar Is Losing its Beaches
|Date of publication:|| ||04 February 2016|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Booming construction fuels sand mining, threatens coastal environment and tourism...
Around every corner waits a new truck. Workers dig their shovels into the powdery white sand of Myanmarâ€™s Ngapali beach, the countryâ€™s top seaside destination, and lift it onto the truck beds. Vast craters dot the coastline. Many are bigger than the swimming pools of the nearby luxury hotels...
A booming construction industry is fueling illegal sand mining in Ngapali, Myanmar...
As a main ingredient of cement, sand is a vital component in almost any construction, whether that of a skyscraper or a middle-class home, a countryside road or a vast bridge. But the resource is finite, and as construction booms in Myanmar and across Asia, the industry has fuelled the illegal mining of sand â€” with harsh implications for Myanmarâ€™s environment and burgeoning tourism industry..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Denise Hruby|
|Source/publisher:|| ||"Earth Island Journal"|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||15 December 2017|