December 13, 2017

Farm land and forest destructed by unauthorized gold diggers

Farm land is damaged by unauthorized gold diggers in Bamauk Township, Sagaing Region.  Photo:  Lu Aung (Katha)
Farm land is damaged by unauthorized gold diggers in Bamauk Township, Sagaing Region.
 Photo: Lu Aung (Katha)

Farm land and forest in Bamauk Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region are reported to be damaged due to illegal gold mining.
Those gold miners are exploiting the far-flung areas to illegally carry out gold mining businesses in the reserves and forests. They purchased the farm lands to do illegal gold mining activities, resulting in destruction of farm land and forest. They use machinery for gold mining, leaving the land as lakes or pits.
Some areas are found deforestation due to mining.
The local residents notice the illicit activities of unscrupulous and illegal gold miners damaging areas of land to a great extent.
Last month, illegal gold miners got caught with hard evidence in reserve.—Lu Aung (Katha)

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