Deal #740

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Cerro Mutún, Bolivia

Target country
Bolivia
Comment on location
Cerro Mutún, Municipio Pueto Suarez, provincia Germán Bush

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2012] 6000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2012] 6000
Comment on land area
The Mutun is located in the department of Santa Cruz, province of German Bush, near the frontier with Brazil.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Mining

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Exploitation permit / license / concession (for mineral resources)

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
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Implementation status

Implementation status
[2012] Project abandoned

Operating company

Name of investment project
El mutun project

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-02-15

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2013-01-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2012-12-17
Comment on data source
The project was cancelled

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
File

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Pastoralism

Former land cover

Former land cover
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Resources area
Iron ore, Manganese

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

How much water is extracted?

Comment on how much water is extracted
BOL

Overall comment

Overall comment
Import of error check - Coordinator's overview comment: Issue raised by Oxfam staff: calvareza: The only thing that we think deserves clarification is that the Indian investment (JINDAL) is a joint venture between the Bolivian state and the Indian company. Although there has been much hype on what could come from the royalties to the region where this mining exploitation is to occur. Not much progress has been made due to a slow investment process. In respect to the other information, we´ve tried to corroborate some of the findings and thus far little or nothing has been found. Import of error check - Reviewer's overview comment: This case doesn't correspond to a "land grab" scheme because it is one of the official episode of natural resources state controled exploitation for the benefit of the nation by the Evo Morales' government. The contract between state and jindal is supposed to be "fair" and favouring Bolivia's industrialization. From the 6000 ha that compose the mine project, half was public and half was bought to cattle farmers with strong suspicions of too high prices (which made ESM's director lose its post).

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