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Introductory material: “The New Great Walls: A Guide to China’s Overseas Dam Industry”, International Rivers (hydro)
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Author: Justin Pearce, BBC News
Workers on a ship anchored in the port of Luanda have complained of slave-like working conditions on board the Chinese-owned vessel
Malaysia appointed builders last week for its long-delayed $2.4 billion Bakun dam, awarding the deal to a consortium led by a unit of local conglomerate Sime Darby, together with a Chinese infrastructure firm. The hydro-electric power project in...
Author: Ali Askouri, president of Leadership Office of the Hamadab Affected People - in World Rivers Review, reprinted in Sudan Tribune [based in France]
The Merowe Dam, proposed for the Nile in Northern Sudan, demonstrates how not to plan and build a dam in the post-World Commission on Dams era...It will displace more than 50,000 people...have far-reaching environmental consequences, and inundate a...
- Related stories: Sudan: Report raises concerns about environmental & social impacts of Merowe/Hamadab Dam project (refers to ABB, Alstom, Lahmeyer International)
- Related in-depth areas: African region Chinese Investment Overseas Construction, including dam-building Land Rights & Displacements
- Related companies: Alstom Lahmeyer
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- Related in-depth areas: African region Chinese Investment Overseas Construction, including dam-building Videos in other languages (Arabic, Chinese) Violence & Abuses
- Related companies: Alstom China International Water & Electric (CWE) Lahmeyer
Author: Sudan Human Rights organization, Cairo office
The Sudan Human Rights organization Cairo Office is gravely concerned for the murderous attacks on the citizens of the Merwoe Dam area by government security forces and militia groups on the 22nd of April, 2006. As relayed by several witnesses, as...
[DOC] Response of China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE) to concerns about shooting near Merowe Dam, Sudan
Author: Ding Zhengguo - Vice President, China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE) & Project Director, CCMD Joint Venture, Merowe Dam Project
...[T]he Government of Sudan has assigned local security force to be responsible for the security of the Merowe Dam Project since commencement of the Project...Security personnel from professional security companies engaged by the contractors and...
Author: Patrick Éric Mampouya, Kimpwanza [Congo]
L'ouvrier congolais ne mâche pas ses mots lorsqu'il évoque le climat social de son usine de ciment de Loutété, dans le sud du Congo : "Il y a ici une injustice pratiquée par la direction chinoise de l'entreprise qui s'apparente à une forme d'esclavage"...
Congolese workers at a cement factory in Loutété are working in what they describe as slave conditions [Rep. of Congo]
Workers for Société nouvelle des ciments du Congo (Sonocc) [operated by China Road & Bridge], are being paid...£20...per month in spite of an agreement...promising them...£49...Chinese workers are allowed to use the company infirmary whereas...