Cantonal Road Network II Program
July, 23 2021
A group of residents of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, who have requested the confidentiality of their identity for fear of reprisals, and who are being represented before MICI by Professor Ariel Mora.
Summary of the Request
The Request describes the impact on the living conditions of two indigenous communities whose land access was cut off as a result the transportation of material need for the construction of a highway financed by the IDB and which is being carried out in a nearby area.
This damage to the communication routes would have caused the communities to not be able to carry out their daily activities, public and private transport can no longer freely access the populations; thus, cutting off their access to their sources of jobs, health services, food supply, schools, among others.
This Request was referred to the MICI by the Office of Institutional Integrity (OII) of the IDB Group.
On November 12th, 2021, MICI submitted its Assessment Report of the Consultation Phase, indicating that a dispute resolution process is feasible.
On August 12, 2021, MICI notified the Requesters and Bank Management of the registration of the Request.
On July 29, 2021, the MICI granted the Requesters a maximum period of 10 business days to submit the information required to continue with the Request process (paragraph 20 of the MICI Policy). The term expires on August 12, 2021.
On October 14, 2021, MICI determined that the Request was eligible because it met all the eligibility criteria established in the MICI Policy. This determination of eligibility is not an assessment of the merits of the Request or of the issues contained therein.
The Request was transferred to the Consultation Phase as per the decision of the Requesters.