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Brazil awards rights to develop Belo Monte dam

Posted in BBC on abril 23, 2010 by renatoghelfi

A consortium of nine companies has won the right to build a hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the Amazon in Brazil.

Brazil’s electricity regulator said the Norte Energia consortium would build the Belo Monte dam, to which indigenous groups and environmentalists object.

It is led by the state-owned Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco.

Officials say the dam on the Xingu River is crucial for development, but critics argue thousands of people will be displaced and an ecosystem damaged.

The bidding had been halted three times before a final appeal by the government allowed the winning bidder to be announced.

Fonte: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8633786.stm

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A polêmica continua. A BBC publicou uma matéria sobre a construção da Usina Hidrelétrica de Belo Monte, no Rio Xingu. O jornal inglês mostra que, enquanto ambientalistas e grupos indígenas são contra o projeto (que pode ser prejudicial à natureza), políticos defendem que a nova usina é essencial para o desenvolvimento do país.

Por Renato Ghelfi

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