Brazil’s Santo Antonio Dam Project Halted by Strike, Valor Says

Odebrecht SA was forced to halt work on the Santo Antonio hydroelectric dam in Brazil’s Amazon region after workers went on strike, Valor Economico reported.

The project has been on hold since March 18 and it’s unclear when work will resume, the Sao Paulo-based newspaper said. The workers are seeking higher wages and reduced shifts, Valor said.

It’s the second Brazilian dam project put on hold amid worker unrest, Valor said. The Jirau hydropower dam project was halted after workers set fire to installations at the site last week, Valor said.

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