Infrastructure

Infrastructure

News

Thai dam compensation demanded

The World Bank should compensate communities affected by the Pak Mun Dam in Thailand, argues a new report by International Rivers Network.

15 December 1999

Infrastructure

News

Chad Cameroon project faces further problems

The World Bank has again delayed a decision on the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline after further criticism from NGOs in Chad, Cameroon, Europe and the USA.

15 December 1999

Infrastructure

News

Power company controversy after Orissa cyclone

A major beneficiary of World Bank-backed power sector reforms in India is US-based multinational company AES.

15 December 1999

Finance

News

IMF policies fuel social crisis in Ecuador

In July, rising transport and fuel prices in Ecuador led to strikes and public protests, and an up-rising by thousands of indigenous people who are also concerned about privatisation plans.

15 September 1999

Accountability

News

Bribes by companies in Bank-funded African project

A dozen major international dam-building companies involved in the World Bank-funded Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) have lavishly bribed a top official on the project, allegedly giving nearly US$2 million in bribes over ten years.

15 September 1999

Infrastructure

News

Chad-Cameroon discussions reach peak

The Bank is due to decide in the next few weeks whether to support the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline.

15 June 1999

Rights

News

Poverty project endangers Tibetans

In early June the World Bank rushed to defend the proposed China Western Poverty Project from charges that it would disrupt the lives of ethnic Tibetans and had undergone too limited environmental scrutiny.

15 June 1999

Infrastructure

News

Energy policy crunch in July

The World Bank’s energy policy paper will come to the Board on 20 July, following two and a half years of discussions.

15 June 1999

Infrastructure

News

Dams Commission workplan nears completion

The World Commission on Dams has nearly completed its workplan and selected consultants to lead work on the thematic reviews.

15 March 1999

Infrastructure

News

Narmada dam construction restarts

Construction has restarted on the Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) dam, Western India, after a decision by the Supreme Court.

15 March 1999