Reventazon Hydroelectric Power Project - Request V
Country: Costa Rica
Reception date: October, 19 2017
Current Status: Closed
Seven residents of San Joaquin, Santa Marta in Siquirres, Costa Rica representing over 70 families in said community.
Summary of the Request
The Requesters allege several damages to the community of San Joaquin of Santa Marta, because of the poor state of the access road to the village. The Requesters state that, as part of the compensatory measures for the damage the Project would cause the community, the Project Executing Agency committed to making road improvements. The Requesters indicate that even after the Executing Agency conducted asphalting, the pavement has given way and the road no presents some landslides. Consequently, the road has less than 6 meters of width to circulate in certain sections. According to the Request, this has already caused accidents and human fatalities and has increased the risk for people who circulate through said road.
The Project is financed by the IDB through 5 financing operations, including two technical co-operations with and without sovereign guarantee and is co-financed by the BEI through CABEI and the IFC.
This request is a reactivation of Request number MICI-BID-CR-2017-0116.
On October 26, 2017, MICI notified the Requesters and the Bank and IIC Management that the Request was not registered because at least one of the exclusions established in the MICI Policy applied. In particular, exclusion 19, paragraph (b) which indicates that neither the Consultation Phase nor the Compliance Review Phase will be applied to Requests that are without substance. MICI found no link between the alleged harm and a breach by the Bank with one or more of its operating policies.
Other related projects:
Power Sector Development Program 2012-2016 (Reventazon Hydroelectric Project)
Recommendation for a CR and ToRs
Consultation Phase (CP)
Compliance Review Phase (CRP)
Chronology and documents
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Notice of Registration
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Closing date of MICI process