El Bala Hydroelectric Project, designed in the 50s of XX century and revived in 2007 by the current Bolivian government, was declared a national priority. The aim is to generate energy and export it.
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.
July 21, 2015
Communities asserts that the dam will threaten to disappear and require prior consultation before the project starts.
April 8, 2016
Brazil’s development bank is investing heavily in a plan to build huge hydroelectric dams in the Amazon and across South America.