The international non-governmental organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a statement that Bulgarian and Romanian projects for the construction of hydropower plants are breaching the EU laws, threatening to harm the habitat of rare species in the Danube-Carpathian region.
In Romania, a consortium of three local companies: Romelectro, Hidroconstructia and ISPH is planning to build three hydropower plants with combined power output of 80 MW on Jiu river, thus endangering Defileul Jiului National Park. The project is based on old construction permits, which are not in line with the latest environmental requirements and the EU laws.
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Tags: Bulgaria, construction, electricity, environmental, HPP, hydro, national park, Region, Romania, WWF