Construction Sand Mining A New WA Export As First Shipment Heads To Singapore

Singapore's public housing authority will soon be using Western Australian sand for new homes as the first shipment of construction sand left the Port of Geraldton last night.

More than one million tonnes of sand from a quarry in Walkaway, in the state's Midwest region, will be exported as part of a 12-month contract between Perth-based Australasian Sands International (ASI) and CRG Contractors Pte Ltd, which has a supply contract with Singapore's Housing and Development Board.

It is the first time a WA company is exporting the raw construction material to Singapore, which has no choice but to import because its sand is not suitable for concrete.

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