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1 April 2005

Laos: World Bank approves Nam Theun 2 dam project - critics decry dam's damage to environment & local economic development

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1 April 2005
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Author: Point de Contact National français pour les Principes directeurs de l'OCDE

Sur la base de l'ensemble des documents recueillis...et des consultations d'experts...le PCN [Point de Contact National] a abouti à la conclusion qu'en l'état des informations disponibles, il ne pouvait être imputé à EDF aucune violation des principes...

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1 April 2005

World Bank approves controversial giant dam in Laos

Author: AFP

The World Bank decided to support and guarantee a US$1.2 billion hydro-electric project in Laos...The project will enable spending on basic health and education in Laos to rise by as much as 25 to 30 percent in its first year of operation, the bank...

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1 April 2005

WWF assails World Bank dam project in Laos

Author: Reuters

The World Wide Fund (WWF) on Friday slammed the World Bank's backing of a $1.2 billion hydroelectric dam [Nam Theun 2] in Laos, saying the controversial project would disrupt farming and fishing..."We fear that this dam rather than reducing poverty...

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1 April 2005

[DOC] Recommendations of the French National Contact Point (PCN) intended for EDF and its partners with regard to the implementation of the "Nam Theun 2" project in Laos

Author: French National Contact Point for OECD Guidelines

On the basis of all the documents gathered...as well as...the consultations of experts...the PCN [National Contact Point] has come to the conclusion that as the available information stands, no breach of OECD guidelines could be attributed to EDF and...

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5 April 2005
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Author: Jean-Claude Pomonti, Le Monde

La Banque mondiale a entériné, jeudi 31 mars, un projet de barrage...Une coalition de 153 ONG de 42 pays, qui dénoncent l'essence du projet aussi bien que ses effets humains et écologiques, avait demandé à la Banque mondiale de ne pas le soutenir ...5...

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5 April 2005

Massive Dam Project Could Backfire [Laos]

Author: Emad Mekay, Inter Press Service

A new dam funded by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and hailed as a windfall for Laos may end up doing more harm than good to one of the world's poorest nations and its vulnerable farmers, several independent development groups say...

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6 April 2005

Interview - Laos Dam Construction to Start in June - EDF

Author: Marguerite Choy, Reuters

...the project to build Indochina's largest dam cleared its final hurdles over the last week when the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank agreed to back it to spur development...EDF said about $180 million or 13 percent of the project costs will...

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22 April 2005
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Author: Christophe Brunella, Novethic

Le secteur bâtiment fait figure de mauvais élève [en émissions de gaz à effet de serre], en particulier le résidentiel-tertiaire (habitat et bureaux) dont les émissions ont augmenté de 6,8%, de 2002 à 2003, et de plus 14% depuis 1990...Le "bâtiment à...

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5 May 2005

Laos Secures $1 Billion Loans For Dam Project

Author: Reuters

Nine international and seven Thai banks have signed a pact to lend a combined $1 billion to build the controversial Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric dam in Laos, the project's operator [Nam Theun 2 Power Co. (NTPC)] said on Wednesday...Nine international...

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