Rivers without Boundaries

Russia urges the World Bank to stop funding projects threatening Lake Baikal

The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology in March 2013 issued an official letter to the World Bank expressing grave concerns regarding the fact that  the World Bank is supporting development of feasibility studies for  Shuren hydropower dam and Orkhon-Gobi water transfer project within a framework of MINIS project …

Russian Government: We informed project planners that Selenga River should not be dammed

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russian Federation on April 2, 2013 informed Buriat NGOs that it is undertaking all necessary measures to clarify the plans of Mongolia Government and the World Bank regarding construction of Shuren Hydro on transboundary Selenga River, that is the main source of …

Mongolian NGOs address new Ministry of Environment to protect Selenga River from damming

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” …