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ADB comes under coal fire

Published by MAC on 2006-05-07

ADB comes under coal fire

7th May 2006

The Asian Development Bank came under attack at its May annual general meeting in the Indian "hi tech" city of Hyderabad, for continued promotion of coal mining and coal-fired plants.

The initiative was taken by Greenpeace from Thailand. One of the largest coal projects in the entire Asia-Pacific region, which the Bank has been examining of late, is the Phulbari open-pit project in northwestern Bangladesh, which would involve the removal of at least 40,000 Bengali and indigenous people.

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