Gabon's Dark Side of Dams and Mines

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“>SinoHydro. The final contract was expected to be signed earlier this month.

Landry Lebas, the report’s author said he was shocked to see that local people are never informed or consulted on projects as important as mining or large dams. “I hope that our work will engage public opinion and allow the Gabonese government to realize that it should compel companies to comply with national and international laws but also their social and environmental commitments,” he said.

Download the report (in French only)

Read Gabon Awards Contract from Hydroworld (August 2010) [thisarticle refers to Grand Poubara as “Poubara 2”]

Read Tunneling at Grand Poubara, a technical article from International Water Power & Dam Construction (May 2010)

Visit Brainforest, one of Gabon’s leading NGO’s following dams and natural resource issues