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Hatching The Plot

Published by MAC on 2006-03-01
Source: Mines and Communities ()

Hatching the plot

One of the world's largest and most influential engineering consultancies is to provide "services" to Mittal Steel for its massive prospective steel plant in Jharkhand.

Hatch Associates (headquartered in Canada, but with a branch in the UK) has advised on numerous minerals and hydro-electric projects, working with several of the world's major resource exctraction companies.

It was the lead advisor to the World Bank on the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline long condemned byBank "watchers" and recently by Amnesty International. The Bank has now frozen funding from this Exxon-Mobil project on grounds of "corruption."

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