Norway agency warns of Chinese risk in Amaila project

-says Low Carbon strategy ad hoc

-cites exclusion of stakeholders
-points to logging without value added

The Norwegian government agency through which funds are channelled to Guyana for protecting its forests has warned of the risk to Norway’s reputation if the controversial Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) is funded by the Chinese and has urged Oslo to send a high-level team here to discuss these and other issues.

Even as it described Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) as being a “stand-alone more-or-less ad hoc collection of projects,” the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) raised issues such as Chinese logging companies in Guyana not engaging in value-added activities.

This has been in the spotlight recently with the Stabroek News and Kaieteur News reporting on the failure of several logging companies including China’s Bai Shan Lin and India’s Vaitarna Holdings Private Inc to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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