The construction work on the controversial beach of Mogán in Gran Canary started 2 December.
On 2 December 2019, the maintenance work on the Mogán beach began. Mogán is a town and municipality in the southern tip of the Gran Canary Island, Spain.
Controversially, the municipality had ordered tonnes of sand from occupied Western Sahara to renovate the tourist spot. The purchase contributes to finance the illegal Moroccan occupation of the former Spanish colony.
Western Sahara Resource Watch documented the arrival of the first trucks with sand, transported to Mogán from the Arinaga harbour. The sand masses had been transported on board the vessel Dura Bulk. WSRW wrote about the upcoming plans on 1 December.
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WSRW has got access to six protest letters that the civil society in Canary Islands sent to different public institutions on the island on 28 November 2019: Letter to Alcaldia, letter to Ayuntamiento de Mogan, letter to Delegación del gobierno, letter to Patronato de Turismo, letter to Consejería de Política Territorial, letter to Secretaria del ayuntamiento.
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