Santo Domingo Project, Nicaragua
The Santo Domingo Project is a gold project run by B2Gold. It is located in the Santo Domingo Municipality in the department of Chontales, in central Nicaragua.
The project design contemplated two alternatives. Firstly, an open pit mine, located near Santo Domingo, which required the resettlement of a group of families; and secondly, an underground mine that did not require the physical displacement of the population.
SCG carried out a resettlement scoping that determined the reach of the possible resettlement associated with the first alternative and identified the social risks and opportunities for its implementation. The results of the study considered both the project’s social and environmental sustainability and its financial results and contributed to B2 Gold’s evaluation of the 2 alternatives.