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World Bank agrees to give USD 46m for Nepal's Kabeli hydro project 25.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Kathmandu, Nov.25 : The Government of Nepal and the World Bank (WB) have signed a USD 46 million loan and grant agreement for the Kabeli Hydroelectric Project despite the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) ordering termination of its licence.
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World Bank agrees to give USD 46m for Nepal's Kabeli hydro project 25.11.2014 Sify Finance
The Government of Nepal and the World Bank (WB) have signed a USD 46 million loan and grant agreement for the Kabeli Hydroelectric Project despite the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of
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World Bank team inspects dams 14.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
World Bank team inspects dams
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Theun – Hinboun Power Company’s Monitoring System Still Shrouded in Secrecy 27.10.2014 International Rivers News RSS Feed
By:  Tanya Lee In May 2014, the General Manager of the Theun - Hinboun Power Company (THPC), Mr. Robert Allen, was appointed as chair of the Lao Hydropower Developers’ Working Group . The Working Group, which is a platform for dam companies established by the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, aims to support companies to “develop hydropower that meets environmental and social best practices” and “improve environmental and social risk management.” Yet, despite Mr. Allen assuming a leadership position in the Working Group, his own company has yet to follow international standards and principles of accountability.  THPC’s 220MW Theun-Hinboun Expansion Project (THXP) began operations in December 2012 and was built as an addition to the original 220 MW Theun-Hinboun Hydropower Dam in central Laos. It effectively doubles the amount of water diverted into the Hai and Hinboun rivers, exacerbating downstream erosion, flooding and ...
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Ganga Rejuvenation Must Go Beyond Lip Service 18.10.2014 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed
Bharat Lal Seth Citizens congregating on the banks of the Ganga The rejuvenation of the Ganga figured prominently in the manifesto of the Bharatiya Janta Party, which took over the reins of power in May earlier this year. To show the party’s commitment to restore the Ganga, the Prime Minister elect (Narendra Modi) stood for elections from Varanasi, considered the holiest city along the banks of the river. He referred to the river as his mother and bowed in reverence. The symbolism didn’t stop there. The title of ‘Ministry of Water Resources’ was suffixed with the additional tag of ‘River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.’ Political and media pundits saluted the initiative.  The Government even committed itself to maintain aviral (uninterrupted) flow, which gave environmentalists a flicker of hope that this initiative would be different from the Ganga Action Plan, launched in mid-1980 and widely considered an abject failure. At the time, the action plan sought to solely invest in the sewer network and ...
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Nepal, India agree on proper utilisation of water resources 17.10.2014 ET: Power
The power projects being developed in Nepal should first benefit Nepal and its people and India is ready to provide any help in this regard.
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CSOs object construction of Dibang Dam in Arunachal 14.10.2014 Manipur: E-Pao
CSOs object construction of Dibang Dam in Arunachal
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US ignores Indian concerns, backs Pak project in PoK 12.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Notwithstanding New Delhi's objection, the United States has started mobilising support for a hydroelectric and irrigation project, which Islamabad wants to build in an area that India claims Pakistan is illegally occupying in Kashmir. Washington moved to seek support to Islamabad's $14 billion Diamer-Bhasha dam project even as recent spurt in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops and retaliations by Indian security personnel soldiers renewed focus on Kashmir as a flashpoint between the two neighbours. New Delhi has been objecting to the controversial project as it is located at Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). US administration hosted an event in Washington on October 8 to help the Pakistan government seek funding for the 4,500 MW Diamer-Bhasha project, which is proposed to be built on river Indus. Rajiv Shah, the chief of US Agency for International Development, and Dan Feldman, American Special Representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan, attended the event. "Investment in the Diamer ...
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India needs holistic infrastructure development (Column: Active Voice) 7.10.2014 All News-IANS Stories
India is an infrastructure-starved country - be it roads, ports, railways, airports, power generation or distribution facilities, irrigation facilities, access to telecom infrastructure or even the very basic housing and sanitation infrastructure. ...
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A new source of funding, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank shakes up old structures 10.9.2014 Latest News
China's President Xi Jinping's proposal of the AIIB has ruffled some feathers, especially in Japan and the US, which are likely to lose some power and influence.
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With multi donor backing out, GoI to fund transmission lines in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim 8.9.2014 ET: Power
The power minister informed that one unit of NTPC’s 750 MW Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station (BTPS) in Assam will start functioning by this year.
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Dams Will Not Solve All Africa's Energy Problems 4.9.2014 International Rivers News RSS Feed
Date:  Thursday, September 4, 2014 Opening ceremony of the De Hoop Dam in Limpopo, South Africa Picture: GCIS The world's water experts convene in Stockholm on Thursday where King Carl Gustav will present the city's Water Prize to John Briscoe, a Harvard professor and former water manager at the World Bank. After many years spent in the international water bureaucracy, Briscoe says he is "controversial and proud of it". Indeed, the jury's choice raises contentious questions about how best to manage water resources for the shared benefit of all. Since the turn of the century, John Briscoe has been the world's pre-eminent crusader for large dams in Africa and other continents. In the 20th century, Europe developed approximately 80 percent of its hydropower potential, while Africa has still only exploited 8 percent of its own. It would be hypocritical, Briscoe contends, to withhold funds for more dam building in Africa now. Africa has tried to follow Europe's path to industrial development before. With ...
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Potable Water: State Seeks Funds from World Agencies 26.8.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Gajwel set to get 24x7 water supply 15.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Gajwel set to get 24x7 water supply
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World Bank to fund ecologically safe power projects 10.8.2014 Latest News
Says the impact in terms of environment, relocation of people, availability of water to farmers should be minimum
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World Bank to fund ecologically safe power projects 10.8.2014 HBL: Home
A World Bank economist has said that the lender will fund only those hydro-power projects where safeguards are in place to prevent any adverse impact on the environment. “We are prepared to...
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What future for Inga 3 affected communities? 31.7.2014 International Rivers News RSS Feed
Camp Kinshasa  By Ange Asanzi  A few days ago, during his visit to Kinshasa, Mahktar Diop, World Bank Vice President for the Africa region, confirmed the bank’s support for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s plan to build the Inga 3 hydroelectric dam. In March 2014, the World Bank gave a boost to the project proposed on the Congo River, by committing $73 billion to finance environmental and social impact studies for the project. We’re skeptical the Bank can learn from its mistakes and thoroughly ensure that the project abides by the highest standard of environmental and social safeguards. The DRC’s government’s past history on dams in particular Inga 1 and 2 resulted in displacement issues that are still unresolved to this day, 42 years since dam construction was completed. Colonial occupation of the DRC by the Belgians displaced many local communities from their land. With various regimes coming and going, in 1973 the state nationalized all land and failed to recognize preexisting laws regarding land ...
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The Brics have a chance to succeed where the World Bank has failed 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The new Brics bank is an opportunity to learn lessons and ensure every infrastructure project protects human rights

The emerging Brics economies Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa struck an agreement this month to establish a development bank with an initial capital of $100bn.

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‘World Bank policies disastrous for environment’ 28.7.2014 Hindu: Op-Ed
Radical plans by the World Bank to relax the conditions on which it lends up to $50 billion a year to developing countries have been condemned as potentially disastrous for the environment and like...
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India loses up to 2 million tons foodgrain production due to waterlogging 24.7.2014 ET: Agriculture
Government said up to two million tonnes of foodgrains production is lost every year due to the problem of waterlogging.
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