The Sahrika reports that around 50 villagers in Kandal province protested yesterday in an attempt to stop the sand dredging operation on the Mekong River.
â€śThe activity of sand dredging has severely affected our villagersâ€™ lands and houses,â€ť said village representative Tuy Phy.
Kandal province residents believe that the Mekong River sand dredging has allegedly resulted in the collapse of riverbanks in the Kien Svay district.
â€śTo protect villagersâ€™ lives, their houses and their lands from collapsing into the river, we asked the barge to stop dredging sand from Koh Prak village from now on,â€ť concluded Phy.
Dredging Today Staff, August 27, 2012