Pueblo Viejo Mine

Dominican Republic

Barrick Gold Corporation

2005 to 2010


SvN assisted consulting firm rePlan in the preparation of two Social Impact Assessments for Barrick Gold Corporation’s $1.5 billion redevelopment of the Pueblo Viejo gold mine in the Dominican Republic in accordance with international best practice. The first Assessment pertained to the mine site and the second to a proposed 120 kilometre-long transmission line. The assessments included a comprehensive Social Management System that featured public consultation and disclosure, employment, worker housing, skills development and education, environmental management, community health and safety, community development, land acquisition and resettlement.

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We build worker housing for resource, investment and infrastructure projects that serve emerging economies around the world. These housing solutions address the immediate workforce requirements of a project, and have the capacity to be reconfigured for long-term use.
Our team conducts research and creates strategy for government and non-government clients on a wide range of economic development issues. This includes strengthening, broadening and diversifying the economic base of regions, cities and towns and accelerating development through improvements to land use, urban design, planning policy and governance.