8 August 2018

Why Lamjung communities are demanding EU funded energy project respect rights

Today, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, communities in Lamjung district, Nepal are reiterating their demand that hydropower sector development in their region follow the international legal standard called Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). As part of the communities’ advocacy, supporting organizations have sent a letter to the European Investment Bank (EIB), which is funding the 220 kV Marsyangdi Corridor, a high voltage electricity transmission line that links the Annapurna base camp area to transmission lines going to Kathmandu and India. Read more here.