In Georgia, dam builders do not welcome peoples’ concerns

Khudoni_hearing

Statements and behaviour of Georgian authorities show their determination to go ahead with the construction of the huge Khudoni dam that would displace more than 2000 indigenious Svans, regardless of public protests. At the same time the project company's set-up raises questions about ulterior motives.  Svaneti, a Georgian region full of gorgeous mountains 5 000 …

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In Georgia, locals voice opposition to mega dam during consultations despite intimidation

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Khaishi – A public debate over the fate of the Khudoni dam <http://bankwatch.org/our-work/projects/hydropower-development-georgia> in western Georgiaturned tense today as locals opposing the project were intimidated by authorities and the project developer, Transelectrica <http://www.transelectrica.com/> LTD. Despite the threats, villagers in Khaishi turned out in significant numbers to the consultation to express their opposition to the project. Today’s public …

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