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Since 2011, the Prodeco Group, together with three other mining companies with operations in the department of Cesar, has been carrying out the involuntary resettlement process of the Plan Bonito and El Hatillo communities, located in the municipalities of El Paso and La Jagua de Ibirico.
This process aims to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants through sustainable social and economic development projects, which have been implemented in accordance with performance standards, operational policies and international best practices on involuntary resettlement proposed by the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the Inter-American Development Bank.
In relation to the compliance with the resettlement obligations of Plan Bonito and El Hatillo, it is estimated that, through the implementation of the Resettlement Plan approved by the ANLA for such communities, by 2025, 95% of the resettlement measures in charge of the Prodeco Group will be completed.
Regarding the resettlement of the Boquerón community, through Resolution 640 of 2021, the ANLA modified the first article of Resolution 970 of May 20, 2010, in the sense of determining that the community of the Boquerón population center should not be subject to resettlement. Instead, it ordered the Prodeco Group and the other mining companies in the Cesar mining corridor (Drummond LTD. and C.I. Colombian Natural Resources I SAS In Reorganization and CNR III LTD. Sucursal Colombia En Reorganización) formulate and implement a Socioeconomic Management Plan (PMS by its acronym in Spanish) for the community of the Boquerón population center, located in the municipality of La Jagua de Ibirico, Cesar.
On December 15, 2021, the mining companies submitted the Socioeconomic Management Plan for the Boquerón population center to the ANLA, which was approved by Resolution No. 664 of March 29, 2022. The plan is in the process of implementation.