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11/07/2003 05:29 PM ID: 33888 Permalink   

Saudi Arabia Fears Sand Shortage

 

Even though it has more sand than it has oil, Saudi Arabia has implemented a ban on exporting sand. It has strict border checks to enforce the ban. Apparently, there is a fear the construction industry will suck up much of its sand.

Iraq will need more sand when reconstruction increases its pace. Bahrain needs sand to regain land the sea has swept away. Domestic demand is high too and cement factories in Saudi Arabia have expanded production.

Despite these demands for sand, many are skeptical about the export ban. Bagging and transporting sand is a very expensive process. Some say they should focus on reducing the costs to create a valuable industry in a land where sand is plentiful.

 
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  Lol  
 
I liove in the desert, Icant find sand
 
  by: Necralis   11/07/2003 08:03 PM     
  Seems  
 
you lost your spell checker too..

 
  by: trmade2k1   11/07/2003 08:39 PM     
  Lol  
 
I probably put that in my house somewhere, or left it on the train
 
  by: Necralis   11/07/2003 08:59 PM     
  lmao  
 
lol ^^^
Sand shortage?...The entire middle east is practically a desert..only a few parts are not desert sands...
 
  by: Whipd+Kreem     11/09/2003 03:30 PM     
  LOL HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH  
 
this is the stupidest thing i've ever heard. lol hahahahahaha saudi arabia losing sand LOLL
 
  by: jc_lopez02   11/10/2003 07:53 PM     
  Oyyy!  
 
Suadis-

IIf you are that concerned about losiing sand, figure out a way to keep clouds of it from blowiing over to the US (and all over the world for that matter) and making folks sick.
 
  by: doublecoog     12/24/2003 03:45 AM     
  my thoughts  
 
I'm guessing this is called long range planning. You might worry about those a thousand generations down the line. ;)
 
  by: JFURY     12/24/2003 04:02 AM     
 
 
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