Western Sahara: Illegal beach sand mining in Laâyoune

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Illegal beach sand mining. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care.
“Sand is the second most consumed natural resource, after water. The construction-building industry is by far the largest consumer of this finite resource. The traditional building of one average-sized house requires 200 tons of sand; a hospital requires 3,000 tons of sand; each kilometer of highway built requires 30,000 tons of sand… A nuclear plant, a staggering 12 million tons of sand…” Captions by “Sand Wars” Award-Winning Filmmaker: © Denis Delestrac (2013).

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Dans le même sillage de la dilapidation et le pillage des richesses naturelles du Sahara-occidental, par des entreprises françaises, la société espagnole AnfiTuaro est pointée du doigt, par des Ongs internationales, dans son activité illégale au Sahara –occidental. Cette entreprise se livre, en effet, à importer du sable des plages de Laâyoune, la capitale du Sahara-occidental, pour que la municipalité de Mogan puisse avoir une plage artificielle…

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Le Polisario dénonce le pillage du sable du Sahara occidental par une société espagnole, SPSRAD (05-17-2016)
La délégation du Front Polisario aux iles Canaries a dénoncé mardi l’importation de la société espagnole Anfi Tauro S.A. du sable des plages d’El Aaiun, capitale occupée du Sahara occidental pour la mise en place d’une plage artificielle dans la municipalité de Mogan…

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