(March 26, 1999) Eight villager groups affected by various development projects have united in struggle at the Pak Mun dam site in Thailand.
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Pak Mool Protesters Seek Relief
(March 25, 1999) MORE than 3,000 villagers, who have been affected by the Pak Mool Dam project in Ubon Ratchathani, have gathered at the dam site demanding compensation for a permanent loss of their occupation — freshwater fishing.
Chinese dams damned
Beijing – Thousands of Chinese dams have been described as "time bombs" by Chinese officials. They said more than one-third of the country’s estimated 85,000 dams are defective and need urgent repairs.
Lao dam argument doesn’t hold water
(March 22, 1999) Laos has pinned its economic future on the Nam Theun 2 dam, but there is no buyer for its power and no commercial lenders in sight, writes Grainne Ryder.
A solution to the debt problem
(May 19, 1999) Observatoire de la Finance’s chairman, Jean-Loup Dherse, has a proposal that may improve the chance of building a political consensus for radical debt relief in the West.
Minister of Finance responds
(March 16, 1999) I would like to thank you for your letter of January 29th, 1999 expressing concern over the accountability of institutions with international mandates.
Baihetan hydro-power station approved
China’s top industry planning body has given the go-ahead for a megadam on the Jinsha (upper Yangtze) River that will be the country’s third-largest hydropower station after Three Gorges and Xiluodu.
Massive Chongqing exodus planned for dam project
BEIJING, Mar. 09, 1999 — (Reuters) China will resettle 400,000 people from around the southwestern city of Chongqing in the next five years to make way for the giant Three Gorges Dam project, the state-run Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.
Debts of honour
(March 6, 1999) Indifference, interrupted sporadically by spasms of satisfying moral outrage or luxurious compassion, characterises the general Western attitude to the African continent.
Institute against writing off apartheid debt
(March 6, 1999) The South African Institute of Race Relations says that it is misleading to label all the government’s debt as “apartheid debt” and that there is no real case for calls being made for the debt to be written off or regarded as “odious.”
World banks’ dirty SA loans
(March 3, 1999) Some of the world’s biggest banks propped up the apartheid regime in its dying days, lending it billions of dollars. Now the new government is saddled with the debts.
Third World debt relief gets world’s attention
(May 2, 1999) Suddenly debt relief is all the rage. Everybody is trying to get in on the act, saying that not enough is being done to provide financial help to the poorest nations.
EDC’s Quebec tilt hardly ‘commercial’
(March 1, 1999) Commentary by Patricia Adams regarding EDC as a commercial financial institution.
Export Credit Insurance and the fight against international corruption
(February 26, 1999) Transparency International proposes a broad framework to encourage transparency in export credit agencies.
Letter from Probe International to Lloyd Axworthy, Minister of Foreign Affairs
(February 24, 1999) span class=”font11″> Re: CIDA’s plans to sell Canadian nuclear technology to Thailand.