Belo Monte’s pre-construction work gets green light

Despite continued opposition Brazil's Institute of the Environment (IBAMA) has given the go ahead for the installation of the preliminary infrastructure for the construction of Belo Monte, a massive hydroelectric dam at the heart of the Amazon jungle, AFP reports.
According to IBAMA, these activities will prepare the necessary infrastructure for the hydroelectric dam’s major works.
IBAMA also authorized the clearing of 238 hectares of land in preparation for this preliminary work area.
With a capacity of 11,200 MW (11 per cent of the country's installed capacity) and a cost of $11bn, Belo Monte would be the third largest in the world, behind China’s Three Gorges and Itaipu on the border of Brazil and Paraguay.
In August last year, the former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, signed the public concession to build the controversial dam.
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