Beach Sand Mining Defaced Algeria’s Eastern Coastal Region

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Apr
25

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Truck laden with beach sand. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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Le pillage du sable à l’Est détruit la région, Algérie

Le secteur du bâtiment et des travaux publics est toujours préoccupé par l’approvisionnement en matériaux de construction comme le ciment, le béton armé et le sable naturel.

En dépit de l’interdiction formelle annoncée par l’arrêté du ministère des ressources en eau, les hommes puissants et inconnus poussent des réseaux maffieux à activer discrètement pour leurs comptes en s’emparant par tous les moyens de quantités très importantes de sable. Aux dernières nouvelles, la Nouvelle République a appris de sources concordantes que cette redoutable mafia, intouchable et impitoyable, continue d’opérer en ciblant plusieurs régions stratégiques particulièrement les zones côtières des wilayas d’El Taref et de Skikda. Selon nos interlocuteurs, le dernier rapport dressé par l’Association nationale pour la protection de l’environnement et la lutte contre la pollution (ANPEP) fait ressortir un incroyable pillage de sable, fraîchement enregistré au niveau de plusieurs endroits avoisinant des plages de l’Est et la frontière algéro-tunisienne…

Translation: Beach Sand Mining Defaced Algeria’s Eastern Coastal Region
Despite a strict ban on sand mining, some powerful and yet unidentified people, are discreetly networking with the sand mafia to take over huge quantities of stolen sand. This dreaded and untouchable sand mafia operates unabated in the eastern coastal region of El Taref and Skikda. A report from the environmental organization ANPEP, reveals the existence of extensive beach sand mining activities on numerous eastern locations close to the Algerian and Tunisian border…

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