First Metro Line of Bogotá
The first metro line of Bogotá (PLMB), crosses 9 of the 20 districts that make up the city. Its main objective is to respond to the growing demand for mobility by offering a quality service to the residents of the Colombian capital. The subway will compliment and integrate with the existing mass transportation system. It is expected to generate an estimated time savings of 310,000 hours each day. The Bogota Metro Company will be in charge of the construction with the involvement of the Urban Development Institute (IDU according to its acronym in Spanish) and financing from the IDB. The IDB requested SCG to identify and analyze potential gaps in social management and land acquisition issues.
SCG prepared a census of the 2,508 families that would be affected by the land acquisition, carried out the socioeconomic diagnosis and identified the impacts as an input for the resettlement action plan. SCG also provided advice and worked jointly with the Bogotá Metro company and the Urban Development Institute for the completion of the environmental and social impact study, as well as the preparation of the final document of the resettlement action plan. This allowed the project to meet the standards required to finalize financing.