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5 Sep 2007


Lahmeyer response to statement by UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing regarding human rights impacts of Merowe dam

According to reports from our staff, the people who have been resettled to date are very satisfied with the facilities which have been provided for them, such as new solid houses with electricity and running water, hospitals, schools, shops, markets and mosques...It is true that the resettlement process has not yet been completed and we have therefore asked our staff working in the Sudan for further information...As respect for human rights in regard to large international projects has the highest priority in our company, we will ask one of our managers to travel to the Sudan in the very near future in order to examine the increase in the water level and its effects, as noted in the UN statement.

Part of the following timelines

Sudan: UN Special Rapporteur on housing urges firms involved in dam projects to halt activities after widespread evictions

UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing statement re Merowe dam, Sudan, 27 Aug 2007 - and company responses