Bahrain PM orders halt on sand extraction in Muharraq, Jarada

Sea sand extraction halted until study has been conducted on the impact of digging and dredging in marine environments

Sand extraction has been halted in parts of Bahrain.
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Sand extraction has been halted in parts of Bahrain.

As a measure to preserve marine environment and wildlife, Bahrain’s HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has ordered authorities in the country to stop extracting sea sand, and halt operations in marine areas located north of Muharraq and at Jarada Island. 

According to his orders, the freezing of operations will be applicable until a study has been conducted on the impact of digging and sand dredging on the marine environment.

Bahrain's state news agency, BNAreported that Prince Khalifa’s orders came in line as response to sailors and diving enthusiasts, who said that marine areas might be affected by sand suction activities.

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