No construction of Canadian REV’s Brodarevo hydro power plants without the consent of the citizens

9. November 2012. / News Serbia Energy

Invitation of the Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic to two governments to agree about the construction without consulting citizens is not acceptable they say in the NGO sector

The construction of two hydro power plants on the river Lim near Brodarevo would cause flooding of the land in two states, of which 9 kilometers is in Montenegrin territory, according to the NGO on both sides of the border between Serbia and Montenegro. They unanimously oppose this investment.

“The construction of dams, especially Brodarevo 1, will put monasteries and coastal land owned by the citizens of Montenegro in jeopardy ” says Uglješa Prebiračević from the NGO Network North.

If the investment will harm the population and nature, then the investment is not desirable, says Amel Kurbegović from the NGO Protection and conservation of the river Lim, because 5000 signatories to the petition say so.

They say that people will not benefit from the electricity produced.

“All of the electricity produced in these hydro power plants in the next 60 years will be exported outside Montenegro. Not a single kilowatt of electricity will be used by local population, instead electricity will be transported by huge power lines through Montenegro, through National Park Durmitor and Lovcen, to the beach Blato on the Adriatic sea, where a huge substation is to be built in an area of four acres, where all the electricity will be accumulated and transported by underwater cables to Italy and further into Western Europe” says Prebiračević.

Invitation of the Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic to two governments to agree about the construction without consulting citizens is not acceptable they say in the NGO sector.

“Dacic and all others who think that they should manage these jobs and contracts on their own, must know that it is not acceptable. Mr. Dacic and ministers in Montenegro, and Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina will have to ask the citizens first,” said Milorad Mitrovic from the NGO Network North.

So far they have been working without informing the public, the NGOs go a step further and say that this is a high end corruption.

“This is mafia business. Corruption at the highest state level,” he says.

Due to false trials and police brutality that has been implemented on opponents of hydro power plant in Prijepolje, the NGOs sector will address the European Court in Strasbourg.

Source Serbia Energy Magazine

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