Campaign Update – Honduras: Contract for Three Patuca Dams Signed

On September 10, 2011, the Honduran president’s office announced that the Minister of Finance signed a contract with the Chinese company Sinohydro to build three dams on the Patuca River, with construction scheduled to start in 2012. Sinohydro expects to fund the project with loans from Chinese financial institutions. A previous contract had only contemplated one dam, Patuca III, which will be built first.

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To support Indigenous communities that are protesting construction of dams on the Patuca River, please write a letter to the president of Honduras. See the Global Response action alert here.