Dominican gold mine says it can inject US$13.0B to local economy
Santo Domingo.- The miner Barrick Pueblo Viejo launched yesterday the initiative “A place of value,” with which it seeks to show the importance of the project to extend the life of the mine, which -according to the company- requires a place, a new tailings dam.
For that reason it has enabled the website puebloviejolugardevalor.com.
It said he continuity project will result in more than US$9.0 billion of additional income for the Dominican State, resources that can be used for improvement projects that meet the social needs of the communities.
The company said it will have a positive effect on local purchases, which are estimated to increase by approximately US$13 billion, in addition to the generation of more than 3,300 direct and indirect jobs, and the launch of new projects that will promote social and economic development.
Juana Barceló, president of Barrick Pueblo Viejo, assured that there is a lot of misinformation regarding the environmental impact of the mining operations. “The company agrees with the government hiring a firm to do an independent study.”