Andritz: Controversial dam project in Laos

Andritz provides operating technology to the Government of Laos for the Xayaburi Dam. Several communities and civil society groups filed a formal OECD complaint in 2014, related to Andritz’ involvement in Xayaburi.1  The dam project violates international standards and poses serious environmental and human rights risks affecting thousands of people in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.2 According to International Rivers, “the dam will cause irreversible and permanent damage to the river’s habitat and ecosystem, which in turn will impact the local communities” and “will forcibly displace 2,100 people and negatively affect an additional 202,000 people who have had no say in decisions about the project”.3

 


  1. OECD Watch (2014: http://oecdwatch.org/cases/Case_326 (accessed 08.10.2014) []
  2. FT Watch (2014): http://www.ftwatch.at/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/9-April-2014-Andritz-OECD-Complaint-Press-Release-FINAL-in-English-for-international-release.pdf (accessed 08.10.2014)  []
  3. Banktrack (2014):http://www.banktrack.org/show/dodgydeals/xayaburi_dam
    #tab_dodgydeals_issues (accessed 08.10.2014) []

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