Open letter: Civil society asks EBRD to withdraw from Ombla hydropower plant project
Advocacy letter | 13 May 2013
A new nature impact assessment of the proposed Ombla hydropower plant showed that the project could harm many of the 68 identified cave species, including the endemic ones. Based on these findings, civil society groups are calling on the EBRD to pull out from the project for which it has approved a EUR 123 million loan.
On May 27, project promoter HEP announced the EBRD had withdrawn its loan. On June 4, the EBRD responded to the open letter confirming the news. The EBRD’s response is available as pdf. A more detailed account is available on our blog.