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Pueblo Viejo

rePlan prepared two comprehensive Social Impact Assessments and two land acquisition strategies for Barrick’s $1.5 billion redevelopment of the Pueblo Viejo gold mine in the Dominican Republic in accordance with international best practice: for the mine site itself and for a proposed 120 kilometre-long transmission line.

The assessments included a comprehensive Social Management System that addressed:

  • public consultation and disclosure
  • employment
  • worker housing
  • skills development and education
  • environmental management
  • community health and safety
  • community development
  • land acquisition and resettlement
  • archeological heritage

rePlan subsequently planned and implemented the Resettlement Action Plan for the proposed mine site, based on extensive consultation and negotiation with three separate stakeholder committees.  rePlan also prepared an Easement Acquisition Plan to guide compensation and resettlement activities along the proposed transmission line corridor.


Dominican Republic



Population Resettled
1,500 people


Social Impact + Risk Assessment
Stakeholder Engagement
Land Acquisition
Resettlement Planning + Implementation
Community Development
Town Planning
Housing Design + Construction
Monitoring + Evaluation

Project Team

GIS/Database Specialist
Principal, Director for Latin America
Project Director
Senior Planner, Economist