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Sinohydro Group response to report by Rights Action about alleged violence & intimidation against Lenca indigenous communities related to the constructions of Agua Zarca dam, Honduras

The Contract Agreement of Agua Zarca Dam Project with DESA was terminated on August 24th 2013…Sinohydro…signed the Contract Agreement on November 16th 2012, with DESA as the Employer for the construction…Right from the very beginning of our mobilization, it was noticed that there were serious interest conflicts between…DESA, and the local communities…unpredictable and uncontrollable to the Contractor. Therefore, Sinohydro…instructed to suspend all the site performance and ongoing preparations, and demobilized all his manpower from the project site on July 15th 2013. On August 24th, 2013, the Contract Agreement between Sinohydro…and DESA was…officially…terminated…DESA was obliged to acquire all necessary development permits, projects licenses with its due legal and social process…Sinohydro…did not involve the controversial activities by DESA such as land acquisition and invading behaviors…Sinohydro…declares that we had no…involvement and relationship with these controversial actions criticized in the Rights Action’s Report.

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