Month: <span>September 2018</span>

Repeated Mistake: Budhi Gandaki Hydro again awarded to China Gezhouba without free competition

Kathmandu, Sept 23 The government has decided to again award the contract for development of the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project to China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), which has a dodgy record in Nepal and is blacklisted in other countries, without free competition. The Cabinet meeting Friday has instructed the Energy …

Inga III hydropower project must be suspended 40 local Congolese CSOs say

DR Congo: Inga III hydropower project must be suspended until good governance guarantees. On September 18, 2018 40 Congolese organizations expressed concern over lack of transparency and democratic oversight of the Inga III hydropower project. Negotiations for the Inga III hydro dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo are …

Armenia Tightens Environmental Regulations to Prevent Big Damage from Small Hydro

BIG WIN IN ARMENIA YEREVAN, August  23. /ARKA/. An Armenian government session approved  a set of amendments to the Water Code, providing for tougher guidelines for the construction of small hydropower plants (HPP).   Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources  Minister Erik Grigoryan said  the amendments include the list of rivers, including …

On Public Consultations held by the WB MINIS Project for Terms of Reference for Regional Environmental Assessment of Dam Impacts in Selenge/Baikal Basin

  Today, the Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition published in three languages the following Statement on misconduct of the World Bank’s MINIS Project. September 4, 2018    On Public Consultations for Terms of Reference for Regional Environmental Assessment of Dam Impacts in Selenge/Baikal Basin The Rivers without Boundaries Coalition (RwB) regrets …

World Bank in Mongolia Should Promote Public Investment Spending Efficiency Starting from Its Own Projects

New IBRD’s Mongolia Economic Update Report "… takes a closer look at public investment programs implemented over the past five years, which surged until 2015, contributing to large increases in public finance deficits and the public debt. Mongolia needs to review and reshape its public investment policies and decision-making processes …