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20 May 2002
Increasing concerns about environmental protection (in particular the lack of legislation regarding hydrocarbons) constituted the basis for the creation in 1997 of the Environmental Unit, which is part of the Vice-Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons.
Since its inception, the unit has liaised with key players in the hydrocarbons industry and conducted studies in order to incorporate international environmental standards for the industry in Bolivia.
The main objectives of the unit are:
In addition, the unit works to improve relations between the hydrocarbons industry and the indigenous communities that its work affects. It is hoped that companies will benefit from the communities' swift response to any problem that arises, and the communities will benefit from the building of schools and clinics by the companies.
The unit's latest project is the "LIL Project - Reinforcing the Environmental Administration Capacity of the Hydrocarbons Sector", a study which addresses concerns about the lack of legislation governing the sector. The study aims to:
It is estimated that the study will be finalized in December 2003.
For further information on this topic please contact Ricardo Indacochea or Iver Von Borries at Indacochea & Asociados, Abogados by telephone (+591 3 535 356) or by fax (+591 3 581 200) or by email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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