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2012 October — Rivers without Boundaries
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[14 Oct 2012 | ]

To: The Ministry of Environment
and Green Development of Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar
October 12, 2012
PETITION
A so-called “Shuren” hydro station project with a 300 megawatt capacity is being prepared by the World Bank’s Mining Infrastructure Support (MINIS) project to follow the notorious “Durgun”, “Taishir” hydro power stations and “Orkhon-Gobi”, “Kherlen-Gobi” water transfer/multi purpose hydro projects. The civil society organizations and citizens, who value and respect the tradition of protecting …

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[11 Oct 2012 | ]

TO: Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
 
Dear President Kim:
 
We are writing this letter to ask the World Bank to rethink its involvement in the Shuren Hydropower Dam planning on the trans-boundary Selenga River in the Lake Baikal Basin in Mongolia. Project preparation for this dam and a smaller dam on the river Orkhon is included in the MINIS Project, which was originally designed to support mining infrastructure development in South Gobi.
 
The Selenga river system is the largest river in Mongolia, which is the main source of water and sediments …