Illegal sand mining returns to Tien River, Vietnam

Posted In News, Sand Mining
Jan
6

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These sand dredge boats are a very common sight on the Perfume River, Vietnam. Photo source: ©© Maurice Koop

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After a period of calm, the illegal sand mining in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta’s Tien Giang province has been running rampant in recent days.

Residents in My Tho City’s Thoi Son Islet feared that the reason for the increasing landslides along the Tien River are due to sand mining activities near the shore.

Despite being banned by local authorities, illegal sand mining groups from this province and Ben Tre province are still operating here…

Read Full Article, Viet Nam News

Illegal Sand Mining Erodes River Banks, Viet Nam news (06-15-2013)
Illegal sand mining has caused severe erosion along the two main tributaries of the Serepok River in the Tay Nguyen, affecting the lives of many people…

Illegal Dredging Causes Major Problems, Vietnam, Dredging Today (03-28-2012)

Coastal Erosion Reaches Alarming Levels in Vietnam, IPS News (Uploaded 11-29-2012)

Sand For Sale: Environment Ravages; By Denis D. Gray (08-18-2011)

Sand Thieves Are Eroding World’s Beaches For Castles Of Cash, by Martine Valo, Le Monde
The pillaging of sand is a growing practice in the world. This is because it represents 80% of the composition of concrete that it is the object of such greed…

A UN Report On Sand Mining: “Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks”

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac (© 2013)
Is beach sand an infinite resource? Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fueled by construction booms? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the neighboring populations…? This investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: the “Sand Wars” have begun…

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