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Cablegate: Brazil: Opic Letters On Hydroelectric Projects Delivered To

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RR RUEHRG
DE RUEHBR #1388 3361256
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 021256Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5526
INFO RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 0144
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO 0093
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 0165

UNCLAS BRASILIA 001388

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPIC EINV SENV ENRG BR
SUBJECT: BRAZIL: OPIC LETTERS ON HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS DELIVERED TO
ENVIRONMENT MINISTER

1. On November 25, 2009, Post delivered the letters and attachments
from Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Acting Vice
President for Investment Policy Berta Heybey to Brazilian Minister
for the Environment Carlos Minc, which notified the Environment
Ministry of OPIC's consideration of investment assistance in
connection with a hydroelectric project on the Rio Piedade and
another hydroelectric project on the Rio Chapeco. For information
purposes, a copy of the letters and attachments were also delivered
to Counselor Ancelmo Gois, Head of the Services Negotiation
Division, and Minister Fernando Coimbra, Head of the Environment
Division, both from the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations.

2. Post will inform OPIC and State Department of any response from
the Government of Brazil concerning either of these two projects.

KUBISKE

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