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Opposition to proposed hydroelectric 260-MW Stung Cheay Areng Dam in “biodiversity jewel” of Southeast Asia

10/29/2014

Using Chinese-backed funding, 260-MW Stung Cheay Areng Dam in Cheay Areng Valley, Cambodia, along the Mekong Delta is planned for an area that is often referred to as a “biodiversity jewel” of Southeast Asia. However, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local residents and researchers are expressing opposition to the project based on possible ecological risks the dam may create.

Bank trains Laos hydropower operator in environmental, social management

10/29/2014

The World Bank's International Finance Corp. (IFC) is helping train Laos' largest hydropower operator, EDL-Generation Public Co., to improve its management of environmental and social risks.

Haiti seeks hydro-mechanical equipment rehab for Canneau Dam

10/21/2014

Haiti's agriculture ministry seeks bids to renovate hydro-mechanical equipment at Canneau Dam on Haiti's Artibonite River. 

U.S. seeks engineering review of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

10/20/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks bids to perform a technical engineering review and upgrade of plans for Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River. 

IFC gains equity stake in Indonesia's 180-MW Asahan 1 hydropower project

10/15/2014

A US$280 million loan facility has given the International Finance Corporation a minority equity stake in energy producer Bajradaya Sentranusa (BDSN), supporting the operation of the 180-MW Asahan 1 hydropower project in Indonesia.

Nepal seeks four-river basin plans including hydropower assessment

10/14/2014

The Nepal Water and Energy Commission Secretariat invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare basin plans for four rivers examining the availability of water resources for uses including hydropower.

Russian supplier installs final generator at 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro project

10/14/2014

Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines reports it completed installation of a final giant generator rotor at the 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric project in Siberia.

U.S. Government actively promoting, providing funding for development of 4,500-MW hydro project in Pakistan

10/13/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged US$200 million toward development of the 4,500-MW Diamer Basha Dam hydroelectric project in Pakistan.


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