Apr 26, 2021· According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), sand mining of river deltas, ... In 2007, Indonesia banned sand exports to Singapore, after Malaysia did the same in 1997. Last year, Cambodia imposed a permanent ban on sand exports because of its impact on the environment.
Compounding the effect of cement price increase is the lack of available natural sand in certain states due to nonavailability of reserves close to market, or the closure of sand mines by state governments. Selangor, for example, had closed operating sand mines except for a small number of operators over the past two months, Landry said.