Chinese-built Coca Codo Sinclair mega-dam in Ecuador continues to generate millions in losses

Almost 5 years after its inauguration, the dam is still not operating at full capacity and has become a burden for the country's finances. The public company managing the plant has sued Sinohydro construction company.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Coca Codo Sinclair, the huge Chinese-built dam and hydroelectric power plant in Ecuador, is still generating economic losses and threatening the Andean country's electricity supply.

According to former president Rafael Correa's (2007-2017) government's plans, which promoted the project built by Chinese Sinohydro, the plant was supposed to produce over 1,500 megawatts of "clean and renewable" energy and "cover a third of Ecuador's . . .

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