Risk of poverty after land acquisitions for Uganda’s mega oil pipeline

The construction of the world’s longest heated crude oil pipeline between Uganda’s Lake Albert and the shoreline of Tanzania is threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of families. The companies responsible for the 1,443km pipeline, including China’s CNOOC and France’s TotalEnergies, are accused of providing inadequate compensation to displaced families, increasing the vulnerability of elderly and… Continue reading Risk of poverty after land acquisitions for Uganda’s mega oil pipeline

Official Statement: Indonesian Coalition for Monitoring Infrastructure Development

Responding to the AIIB Annual Meeting of 2022 The AIIB’s Statement on Retaliation is misleading: the intimidation of Indigenous Sasak communities continues to this day with the heavy involvement of security forces in the Mandalika tourism development project Ahead of the AIIB annual meeting, we, the Indonesian Infrastructure Development Monitoring Coalition, a group of Indonesian… Continue reading Official Statement: Indonesian Coalition for Monitoring Infrastructure Development

AIIB’s Mandalika project in Indonesia force thousands to leave their homes “What can you do when they point guns at you?’’

A large-scale tourism project in Indonesia’s Lombok Island has become a nightmare for the coastal Indigenous Sasak communities. Hundreds of families have been forced by the government and armed security forces to leave their homes for temporary resettlements unfit to support their livelihoods, while others who stand up for their rights to land, a life… Continue reading AIIB’s Mandalika project in Indonesia force thousands to leave their homes “What can you do when they point guns at you?’’

Bosnia’s planned Tuzla 7 lignite plant on the rocks after state aid U-turn

The future of the planned 450 MW Tuzla 7 lignite plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina is again in doubt after the country’s State Aid Council revoked its decision to approve a public guarantee for a EUR 614 million loan from China Eximbank last week, four years after the Council’s initial clearance. 5 July 2022 The… Continue reading Bosnia’s planned Tuzla 7 lignite plant on the rocks after state aid U-turn

Serbian villages filed a criminal complaint against China’s HBIS for severe pollution

Three Serbian villages and a civil society organization have filed a criminal complaint against the Chinese company HBIS. According to the organization Tvrdjava the steel production in Smederevo has been an “environmental catastrophe” since the Chinese investors arrived. In 2016 the Chinese company HBIS took over the operations of the Smederevo Steel mill, originally founded… Continue reading Serbian villages filed a criminal complaint against China’s HBIS for severe pollution

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Mještani ugroženi nakon što je kineski Zijin utrostručio proizvodnju u kombinatu bakra u Srbiji

U istočnoj Srbiji nalazi se Bor, jedan od najzagađenijih gradova u toj zemlji. Dok mještani demonstriraju zbog zagađenog vazduha i vode, kineska rudarska kompanija „Serbia Zijin Copper“ koja upravlja velikim rudarsko-metalurškim kompleksom proširuje rudarske radove bez potrebnih dozvola, saglasnosti mještana i transparentnog procesa.

As UN Again Condemns Mandalika Human Rights Violations, NGOs Demand End to AIIB Financing of Indonesian Tourism Project

The Coalition for Monitoring Indonesia’s Infrastructure Development and supporting NGOs today called on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and the Indonesian Government to stop AIIB financing for the quarter-billion dollar Mandalika Urban Development and Tourism Project, following a communication from the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council.

Local residents at risk after China’s Zijin triples production at Serbian copper complex

Bor, in north-eastern Serbia, is one of the country’s most polluted cities. While citizens protest their toxic air and water, Chinese mining company Zijin, which runs the city’s large-scale copper mining and smelting complex, is expanding its operations without permits, local consent or transparency.