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As Myanmar farmers lose their land, sand mining for Singapore is blamed

Credit: Reuters- Published on March 4, 2020
From a boat on the Salween River in southeastern Myanmar, Than Zaw Oo pointed to a brown stretch of water he said was once full of lush paddy fields.
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Video credit: Reuters Studio
Published on March 4, 2020 -  02:06
Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's largest river
Farmers along the Salween river in Myanmar say they've lost acres of farmland close to a dredging site by a Singapore-based company. There's little transparency in the industry and as other countries put bans on sand exports to Singapore, Myanmar is feeding the demand. Libby Hogan has more.

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