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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