On September 17, 1990, Probe International filed complaints against British Columbia Hydro International, Hydro-Québec International, SNC, Lavalin International, and Acres International for their work on the Three Gorges Water Control Project Feasibility Study. The complaints were filed with the regulatory bodies that are legally responsible for regulating the profession of engineering in the provinces of British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario.
On April 3, 1992, China’s National People’s Congress, China’s parliament, erupted in a display of opposition unprecedented for this normally rubber-stamp body. The outburst was the latest in the decades-long dispute over the Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River.
(June 7, 2001) The Three Gorges project stands as a black mark on Canada’s human rights record abroad, says Probe International’s Patricia Adams. ‘You have to be willing to walk away from a project if it violates your principles.’
(March 30, 2001) Chinese officials are using police force and violent means to force reluctant migrants to make way for the Three Gorges dam, and to punish anyone accusing local officials of wrongdoing.
On September 17, 1990, Probe International filed
complaints against British Columbia Hydro International, Hydro-Québec
International, SNC, Lavalin International, and Acres International for
their work on the Three Gorges Water Control Project Feasibility Study.
The complaints were filed with the regulatory bodies that are legally
responsible for regulating the profession of engineering in the
provinces of British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario. Using the findings
contained in Damming The Three Gorges: What Dam Builders Don’t Want You
To Know, Probe International accused the engineering companies of
negligence, incompetence, and professional misconduct.
Damming the Three Gorges: 1920 – 1993
Probe International has compiled the following list of Western financiers and companies supplying equipment and services to the Three Gorges Project Development Corporation, a state-owned company set up to build the dam, […]
(June 22, 2007) As China’s Three Gorges dam nears completion, the company responsible for building and financing the world’s largest dam is vying to construct an even more ambitious hydro project in central Africa.
The giant Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River risks choking China’s largest river port with silt and sewage and displacing 500,000 people unnecessarily, engineers and academics are warning the country’s political leaders.
(February 20, 2006) Even with the full weight of the Communist regime behind it, the censorship effort would have been futile without equipment and know-how supplied by Western vendors like Cisco Systems Inc., SunMicrosystems Inc. and Nortel Networks Corp. And with the world’s three dominant Internet companies – Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft – in a blind rush for a piece of China’s spectacular wealth, Beijing has found all the willing accomplices it needs to strip the Internet of its anonymity, its freedom, and to turn it into yet another tool of repression.
(September 6, 2005) The Electricity Minister says the state government is ready to talk to Canada about a promised grant for the Malabar Cancer Centre, part of the controversial SNC-Lavalin deal.
(September 1, 2005) Aryadan Mohammed, the electricity minister for the small southwest Indian state of Kerala, claims Canada-based engineering and construction firm, SNC-Lavalin, has cheated the people of Kerala of Rs98m, which it had offered for setting up a cancer center in Malabar as part of a Rs3.47bn power contract approved by Kerala’s previous government.
(July 25, 2005) A Rs 374 crore power fiddle comes to haunt the CPI(M). A CBI probe, comrades?
(September 18, 2002) Acres International, the Canadian engineering firm that conducted the controversial resettlement portion of the Three Gorges dam feasibility study, has been found guilty of bribery in a massive dam scheme in Southern Africa.
(December 12, 2001) Vietnam Power Sector Backgrounder: Vietnam’s 10-year electricity master plan calls for massive investment in the country’s electricity monopoly by Western aid and export credit agencies.