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News In Madagascar, villagers oppose plans for a dam that would inundate their land

A dam project in Madagascar’s central highlands, still in its planning stages, would submerge several villages, forcing hundreds or thousands of people out of their ancestral homes.

Residents at risk of being displaced oppose the dam, and civil society groups argue that its potentially large size and social impact are not justified by the relatively small amount of power it would produce

The Italian company behind the project insists it’s not yet clear if the project is feasible and has made no definitive plans to build the dam.

By Edward Carvey by 18 july 2019

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Source Mongabay
Release date 26/07/2019
Geographical coverage Madagascar
Keywords sam project

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