Porce III Hydroelectric Power Plant — Request II
Reception date: October, 24 2022
Current Status: Closed
A group of residents of the communities of the municipalities of Amalfi, Anorí, Guadalupe, Gómez Plata and various villages bordering the Porce River in the Department of Antoquia, Colombia.
Summary of the Request
The Request alleges that the Porce II, Porce III and Porce IV hydroelectric power plant projects have generated a negative impact on the living conditions of the region's inhabitants due to the forced resettlement to which they would have been subjected. The claim also alleges the disappearances of social leaders, peasants, and the uprooting and impoverishment of the region that are linked to the construction and operation of the projects.
On October 28, 2022, the Request was not registered since two of the exclusions provided for in the MICI Policy apply. Exclusion 19(f) of the Policy applies to the Porce II and Porce III Projects, since their last disbursements were more than 24 months ago, and exclusion 19(e) applies to the Porce IV Project, since it refers to a project that has not yet been approved by the Bank's Board of Executive Directors.
The Requesters were notified of the possibility of contacting IDB Management through its protocol for attention to environmental and social claims, specifically regarding the Porce IV Project, as well as the possibility of filing a new claim with MICI in the case that the Porce IV operation is approved, and the Administration has not addressed their concerns.
It is important to note that the Notification of Non-Registration is not an assessment of the merits of the Request, or the issues presented in it. Nor is it a determination of compliance or non-compliance by the IDB with respect to its Pertinent Operational Policies.
Porce III Hydroelectric Power Plant
Recommendation for a CR and ToRs
Consultation Phase (CP)
Compliance Review Phase (CRP)
Chronology and documents
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Notice of Registration
|5 business days from the date of receipt of the Request or 15 business days when further information is required from the Requesters.|
Closing date of MICI process