Government, Hotels Pressure Local Officials Over Sand Mining

Government, Hotels Pressure Local Officials Over Sand Mining

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Ngapali Beach sand mining, Myanmar. Photo courtesy of: © Oliver E Soe Thet.

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The government, hoteliers and civil society are stepping up the pressure on Thandwe authorities to curb rampant sand mining at Myanmar’s premier beach destination, Ngapali.

Tourism sources close to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism say President U Thein Sein is aware of the issue, and has ordered action to be taken against companies that take sand from Ngapali’s beaches for construction projects…

Read Full Article, Myanmar Times News

Ministry orders ban on sand mining, Myanmar Times News (04-08-2015)
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has told the Rakhine State government to order a halt on sand mining on a series of popular beaches in the Ngapali area, as a public campaign against the practice continued to gain momentum over the past week…

Fears for Future of Ngapali Beach as Authorities Permit Sand Excavation; Myanmar, Myanmar Times News (03-15-20150
Hoteliers at Ngapali in southern Rakhine State have warned that beaches in the area could be irrevocably damaged unless the authorities stop allowing sand to be taken for construction projects. Local authorities have formally allowed construction firms to take sand from three beaches in apparent violation of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism’s Directives for Coastal Beach Areas…

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