Shafie: Silica sand mining in Balambangan will have minimal impact on environment

Shafie witnessing the shareholders agreement signing between Yayasan Sabah subsidiary, YSG Silica Sdn Bhd and KTS group subsidiary, Aura Avenue Sdn Bhd on the Balambangan Island Silica Sand Project joint venture on Tuesday.

KOTA KINABALU: The silica sand mining project in Pulau Balambangan, Kudat, will have minimal impact on the environment, the state government assured on Tuesday (Nov 19).

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the project has the potential to become a new source of state revenue, as Sabah reduces its income dependency from the oil and gas and tourism sectors.

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