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Sinohydro wins US$ 2 billion Ecuadorian HEP project
Chinese contractor Sinohydro has won the contract to build the 1.5 GW Coca-Codo-Sinclair hydroelectric power (HEP) scheme in Ecuador.
Dam fire kills two
A fire in the north bank power station of the Kariba dam in Siavonga, Zambia has claimed the lives of two workers.
Jinsha River Dams
The Jinsha River (River of Golden Sands) is the name of the 2300 km-long section of the Yangtze River from Yushu in Qinghai Province to Yibin in Sichuan.
China stops dam construction
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has suspended construction of two dams on the Upper Yangtze River in the southwest of the country.
China to finance Mpanda Nkuwa Hydro-electric dam
The Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) is to finance construction of the US$ 2 billion Mpanda Nkuwa Hydro-electric dam in the northern Tete province of Mozambique.
Wyaralong Dam Project: Environmental Assessment
Wyaralong Dam Project: Environmental Assessment
Wyaralong Dam Project: Timeline
Wyaralong Dam Project: Timeline
Wyaralong Dam Project: Key Facts
Wyaralong Dam Project: Key Facts
Wyaralong Dam consortium announced
Queensland Dam Consortium has been appointed to build the AU$ 348 million (US$ 266 million) Wyaralong Dam by Queensland Water Infrastructure (QWI).
Call for halt on Ethiopia's Gibe III hydropower dam
Non-governmental organisations, lobby groups and environmentalists are calling on the Ethiopian government to halt construction of the Gilgel Gibe III (Gibe III) hydroelectric dam claiming it threatens the survival of Africa's Lake Turkana, the largest permanent desert lake in the world.
HCC takes Kishanganga Dam contract
Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and Halcrow have won a joint venture contract to construct the 330 MW Kishanganga hydro-electric project (HEP) in India.
Turkey's Ilisu dam halted
Construction of Turkey's Ilisu dam has been halted following the withdrawal of export credit guarantees from a consortium of German, Austrian and Swiss insurers.
Zambia's hydro-power sector to grow by US$ 2.2 billion
The Zambian Government has announced a US$ 2.2 billion boost to its hydroelectric power sector.
Panama secures US$ 2.3 billion for Canal expansion
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has signed a number of loan agreements totalling US$ 2.3 billion for expansion of the Panama Canal, the biggest ongoing infrastructure project in Latin America.
Ilisu Dam protests continue
The Turkish branch of Birdlife International, Doğa Derneği, has staged a protest against the country's Ilısu hydro-electric power (HEP) project.
Environmental concerns as Ghana's Bui Dam starts construction
Amid protests over its environmental impact on the Bui National Park, Ghana's President John Agyekum Kufuor led a ceremony yesterday to divert the flow of the Black Volta River as construction of the 400 MW Bui Dam hydroelectric power (HEP) project started.
New dams planned for Tibet
The Chinese government has announced its intention to construct over 750 hydro-electric power stations across Tibet in an effort to boost the region's electricity supply, according to state news agencies.
Iran planning dams, power plants in 10 countries
Iran's Energy Ministry has announced plans to construct dams and power plants in 10 countries, according to state news agency Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN).
Kuwait signs Sudanese dam loan
The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has signed a new loan agreement with the Sudanese Government to help finance construction of the controversial Merowe Dam, according to the state-funded Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
UAE water crisis prompts dam building program
In an effort to alleviate water shortages and meet increasing demand the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced plans to construct 68 dams over the next five years.
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