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22 March 2016

Malaysia: Baram mega-dams project scrapped after years of protests by indigenous groups

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22 March 2016

Malaysian Baram mega-dam project scrapped, indigenous people take back land

Author: Rowena Dela Rosa Yoon, Asian Correspondent

Sarawak’s controversial mega-dams project is officially dead – ending a three-year battle to stop developmental aggression. The Sarawak state government has finally bowed to pressure from local communities who have been protesting against the construc...

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26 October 2015

Myanmar: Locals allege being excluded from SMEC’s impact assessments for Tasang Dam; SMEC responds

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Company response
23 October 2015

SMEC response

Author: SMEC

…SMEC has attempted to engage with NGOs and CSOs and has had some success in meeting with certain groups. As part of the engagement process, SMEC has formally written to many groups (including the Karen River Watch, Karen Environmental Social Action...

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18 June 2015

Myanmar: Shan State villagers protest against SMEC over Mongton dam consultations; company responds

    Photo credit: Saw Yan Naing / The Irrawaddy Civil society organizations in Shan State have called for an immediate halt to the planned Mongton hydroelectric dam on the Salween River. Villagers have held protests against the Australian company Sno...

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Company response
18 June 2015

SMEC response

Author: Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC)

  Mong Ton Hydropower Project:   The proposed Mong Ton Hydropower Project is located in Myanmar. The objective of the Project is to improve both the capacity and reliability of electricity throughout Myanmar. If the Project proceeds, the hydropower p...

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Company non-response
4 December 2013

SMEC did not respond to: Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand Govts. call on Laos to submit Don Sahong Dam to intergovernmental assessment, citing potentially high impact on fisheries.

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Article
4 October 2013

Controversial Don Sahong Dam closer to construction (Laos)

Author: Milton Osborne, Interpreter (Australia)

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited AECOM, Mega First and SMEC to respond. AECOM and SMEC declined to respond. Mega First did not respond - article with company comment provided.] [The Don Sahong] dam has been a matter of controversy...

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1 March 2009

Intl. Alert: 4 new reports on Colombia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda - business' role in economic recovery & peacebuilding

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1 March 2009

[PDF] What role for business in “post-conflict” economic recovery? Perspectives from Nepal

Author: Lindsay Alexander, Canan Gündüz and DB Subedi, International Alert

As is evident in Nepal, conflict can reverse development gains and deepen poverty. Different actors have started to recognise the complex links between their interventions and conflict dynamics...business operations, whether large or small scale,...

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