10 July 2013
Nepali Indigenous Groups File Complaint against World Bank Power Line Project
Today, communities in Nepal filed a complaint with the World Bank, demanding accountability for a Bank-funded high-voltage transmission line slated to affect over 100,000 poor and marginalized indigenous villagers. The transmission line will clear a wide swathe of populated land, displacing already poverty stricken communities, and disrupting religious, historical, and cultural sites. Armed police have used violence against peaceful community protesters. Communities demand the World Bank include them in the design and implementation of the project, and reroute the transmission line to cause less impact.
Read the full press release here.