AMEC, CIDA and Chalillo

Canada's foreign aid agency, CIDA, funded AMEC, a consulting and construction company, to do the environmental assessment (EIA) for the Chalillo dam.  In a clear conflict of interest, the contract between CIDA and AMEC made it plain that AMEC planned to get further business from the contract--and was a likely candidate to build the dam, until international attention was focused on its role.

AMEC's role is exposed in the CBC Disclosure documentary "Dam Canadians"

Some other controversies in which AMEC has been involved: AMEC under the Spotlight

AMEC tries to explain itself (from AMEC's website)

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