According to newspaper Valor Economico, binational plant should cost $ 5 billion and enter service in 2022. BNDES is seen as the main funder.
Amazônia Blog: "Dams could result in catastrophy" says researcher
March 13, 2014
Federal University of Rondônia researcher warns that hydroelectric plants of Santo Antônio and Jirau on the Madeira River could produce catastrophic results in Rondônia and Bolivia.
El Bala hydroelectric project in Bolivia, would generate 4,000 MW
April 17, 2015
Bala dam in the Bolivian Amazon threatens the Madidi National Park and Biosphere Reserve and Indigenous Territory Pilon Lajas. Hydropower is a priority for Evo Morales’ government.
Bolivia: Activists warn of environmental and social consequences of dam in El Bala
August 7, 2015
The social impact would be relevant because Tacana, esse ejas and tsimanes indigenous communities would be affected by the project as they would be expelled from their land and forced to migrate because of the flood that will be generated.