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3 May 2016

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Georgia: Local communities protest against Shuakhevi, Nenskra & Dariali HPPs over environmental & livelihood concerns

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In Georgia, protests against dams precede development bank meetings, 3 May 2016

Protests have in recent weeks broken out across rural Georgia after construction resumed on several large dam projects. At the sites of the Shuakhevi, Nenskra and the Dariali hydropower plants, demonstrators have complained that the projects were decided behind closed doors, and that poor assessments of the social and environmental consequences mean their livelihoods are under threat. 

Police were called in to oversee some of the protests, with villagers blocking access roads to construction sites, carrying banners and calling on national authorities and international financiers to put an end to the works. 

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