Chiapas : Land Expropriated for Construction of Chicoasen II Hydroelectric Project


On March 24th, the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, signed the “Decree by which an area of ​​102-26-09 hectares of the Chicoasen ejido is expropriated for reasons of public utility; municipality of the same name, Chicoasen” to enable the construction of a new hydroelectric plant for Chiapas, the Chicoasen II dam. Compensation for the land was set at 8,991,158 pesos to be paid by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).

According to the Decree, the project will boost the supply of electricity to the towns of Chicoasen, Osumacinta, Copainala, San Fernando, Chiapa de Corzo and Tuxtla Gutierrez, among others, with an approximate number of 537 thousand households, that is, more than two million consumers. It intends not only to benefit the state of Chiapas but also other entities in the southeast of the country.

The CFE awarded the construction of the Chicoasen II Hydroelectric Power Plant to a consortium made up of local firms and a unit of the Chinese construction and engineering giant Sinohydro Corp with an estimated construction time of 42 months.

For more information in Spanish:

Expropian tierras para la hidroeléctrica Chicoasen II en Chiapas (El Heraldo de Chiapas, 24 de marzo de 2022)

Respaldan reactivar obra de la presa Chicoasén II (Cuarto Poder, 25 de marzo de 2022)

Construirán nueva presa hidroeléctrica Chicoasén (Portavoz, 25 de marzo de 2022)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Chiapas : Ejidatarios de Chicoasen denuncian violaciones a sus derechos agrarios (May 11, 2018)

Chiapas: Chicoasen Ejido Denounces “Conflict Creation” for Those Who do not Support Project(February 25, 2017)
Chiapas: Lawyer of the ejidal committee of those affected by the Chicoasén II dam arrested(November 19, 2015)
Chiapas: Ejidatarios from Chicoasén initiate hunger-strike against Chicoasén II dam-project(November 19, 2015)

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