The project will require an investment of some US$118mn, being financed to the tune of US$103mn by a World Bank loan and US$15mn in counterpart funding by the La Paz government.
The World Bank and the Government of Bolivia recognize the observations of the TCO Takana I on deficiencies in the Indigenous Peoples Plan of the Ixiamas – San Buenaventura Highway project and accept to start a process to improve the Indigenous Plan even after the project was approved.
The project has a great potential to reorder and even positively or negatively change the dinamics of development and conservation in the region. Bolivia’s government has decided that the PAD will not be public before it’s approved. It seems that the project underestimates its indirect influence, and there are shortcomings in planification and consultation.
The Bolivian capital of La Paz and its surroundings, home to nearly 2 million people, is poised to experience a catastrophic drought that will turn productive grasslands into arid deserts as soon as 2040 due to rising temperatures, a new study concludes.
The construction of an imense hydroelectric dam in Cachuela Esperanza, which the government of Evo Morales plans to install in the Northeast is not feasable in technical, economic and environmental terms, as warned by Jorge Molina, expert of the Hydraulic Institute of the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés de La Paz.
President Evo Morales announced on tuesday that the study and final design for the construction of a massive hydroelectric plant in Canchuela Esperanza, northeast Bolivia, have been concluded. The plant will generate 990 megawatts, almost the cureent energy demand of the whole country.
Every year about 30 thousand tourists from Europe, Asia, North America and Israel visit Rurrenabaque, known as the Pearl of the ecotourism in the Amazon, which runs the risk of becoming a dusty and polluted town of transit.
Bolivian Deputy Minister of Environment Juan Pablo Ramos and Director Environment Luis Beltrán submitted irrevocable resignation from their posts on Friday of last week, after government officials tried to force them to sign an environmental permit for the construction of a highway in the Chapare region of Cochabamba.
Municipal mayors in the Pando departament, located in the Bolivian Amazon, decidided to expel several NGOs, foundations and companies operating in their territories.
Indigenous, university, academic and NGO organizations participated in the symposium on Vivir Bien within the V Latin American and Social Science Conference (CLASO) in La Paz, Bolivia.