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Reventazon Hydroelectric Power Project

Issues

Community health and safety

Description: Complaint raises concerns related to public health and safety including incidents of or an increase in accidents, release of hazardous materials, and spread of diseases. Concerns related to retaliation and/or violence are not included.

Complaints with this Issue: 327

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Displacement (physical and/or economic)

Description: Complaint raises concerns about physical relocation, loss of shelter, and/or loss of assets that relate to income or livelihood.

Complaints with this Issue: 435

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Due diligence

Description: Complaint raises concerns about inadequate or absent prior investigation of project impacts.

Complaints with this Issue: 457

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Environmental

Description: Complaint raises concerns regarding environmental impacts that do not refer specifically to water, pollution, or biodiversity.

Complaints with this Issue: 358

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Labor

Description: Complaint raises concerns about violations of appropriate labor standards related to the project, including issues regarding compensation, workplace conditions, retaliation, and child or forced labor.

Complaints with this Issue: 93

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Livelihoods

Description: Complaint raises concerns about impacts on the means by which people make a living, including wage-based income, trade and bartering, agriculture, fishing, foraging, and other natural-resource based means.

Complaints with this Issue: 311

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Sectors

Energy

Description: Project relates to energy access, legal frameworks regarding the energy sector, and development and operation of energy infrastructure, including power generation and electric and gas distribution and storage. Projects specifically related to the extraction of oil and gas are not included.

Complaints in this Sector: 317

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Project

Name: Reventazon Hydroelectric Power Project

Investments: IDB CR-L1049

Client: Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)

Support: Loans

Country: Costa Rica

Complaint

IAM: Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI)

ID: MICI-BID-CR-2017-0116

Date Filed: Feb. 14, 2017

Date Closed: Feb. 21, 2017

Status: Closed Without Outputs

Description

The Request alleges various harms to the community of San Joaquin de Santa Marta, in particular due to the poor condition of the access road to the community. The Requesters indicate that the Executing Agency of the Project agreed to the reparation and maintenance of the access road, as part of the compensatory measures established for the Reventazín Hydroelectric Power Project; however, they report that the poor condition of the road persists.It is alleged in the Request that the road is affected by landslides in some sections, reducing its current width to only one-and-a-half meters and consequently to a single lane of circulation in these sections. According to the Request, this is said to have affected the transportation of agricultural products that are the livelihood of this community. Requesters also fear that, as the rainy season is expected to begin in the region, the situation will worsen and the road will suffer major landslides.In addition, the Requesters allege environmental harm derived from the generation of greenhouse gases due to the failure to remove vegetation from the reservoir area prior to the filling of the Project reservoir.Lastly, the Request indicates harms to the community due to the increase in unemployment attributed, according to the Requesters, to two factors: i) the Project initially employed several members of the community, but these workers were dismissed once the construction was completed; and ii) due to the process of expropriation of adjacent lands to the reservoir, several local workers who were engaged in agricultural activities are said to have been dismissed due to the reduction in the production of farms in the area.The Project is financed through five funding operations, including two technical co-operations.

Complaint Stages

Filing

Feb. 14, 2017

Filing

Status:

Start Date: Feb. 14, 2017

Registration

Feb. 14, 2017 -

Feb. 21, 2017

Registration

Status: Closed With Output

Explanation: Good faith requirement not met

Eligibility

Not Undertaken

Eligibility

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Case closed in earlier stage, Complaint was originally found ineligible or not registered

Dispute Resolution

Not Undertaken

Dispute Resolution

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Case closed in earlier stage, Complaint was originally found ineligible or not registered

Compliance Review

Not Undertaken

Compliance Review

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Case closed in earlier stage, Complaint was originally found ineligible or not registered

Has Compliance Report: No

Non-Compliance Found: No

Monitoring

Not Undertaken

Monitoring

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Case closed in earlier stage, Complaint was originally found ineligible or not registered

Closed

Feb. 21, 2017

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