Eptisa will carry out the technical assistance of the EMPLEOMIN project in Bolivia

The project expects to generate job opportunities in mining regions by developing the artisanal mining sector and by diversifying economic activities

December 10 2010

Last September Eptisa was awarded with the Technical Assistance to the project for "Improvement of Work Conditions and Employment Creation in the Mining Regions of Bolivia (EMPLEOMIN)". The abovementioned contract will have 48 months of duration and a budget of 1.489.730 euros funded by the European Union.

The project will be developed in Bolivia's main mineral-producing regions where are located the territories with the highest poverty rates of the country. However, in economic terms, the value of the transactions derived from mining activities is of prime importance for the Bolivian economy.

Most of the economic growth periods haven't contributed significantly to an integral development of these zones. On the contrary, the usual result tends to be the recurrent appearance of numerous conflicts related to the control and exploitation of these resources. And their causes have to do with an inadequate use that compromises seriously the environmental conditions and the development of the local communities.

Taking this situation as a starting point, the specific objective of the projectis to generate job opportunities in these mining regions by developing the artisanal mining sector and by diversifying economic activity taking into account social and environmental responsibility.

Eptisa, in consortium with P.C.A Ingenieros Consultores S.A and the NGO CEPROMIN, will offer technical assistance services with the aim of providing strategic and operational support to the Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy and the Project Management Unit (PMU) and all the institutions that are in charge of actions in the implementation, planning and management of the Project to facilitate the achievement of the expected project outcomes.


 
 Eptisa will carry out the technical assistance of the EMPLEOMIN project in Bolivia