VietNamNet Bridge – Poor planning and management of sand mining has led to a stunning but unsurprising warning: Viet Nam is very likely to run out of sand in less than 15 years.
|Serious bank erosion on the Krong Pak River in Dak Lak Province near the site of the Doan Ket sand mining Co. – Photo: VNA/VNS|
A report by the Department of Construction Materials (DoCM) of the Ministry of Construction says the demand for sand in 2015 stood at 92 million cubic metres, and will surge by some 40 per cent to about 130 million in 2020.
The driving force behind the increase is the construction frenzy across Viet Nam, a developing nation pouring more and more cash into infrastructure investment, especially in cities. Tiếp tục đọc “Sands of time: VN faces severe shortage”