The bauxite mining plans for Suriname, spotlighted in the following article, are national in scope wPublished by MAC on 2002-12-05
The bauxite mining plans for Suriname, spotlighted in the following article, are national in scope with a hydro-dam in West Suriname, expected to flood around 1200 square kilometres, diverting water from the Tapanahoni river, in order to increase the capacity of the existing reservoir. Six Indigenous Saramaka villages will be swamped and Suralco mining company will exploit the Bronsberg Nature Reserve - (for which the company had a preexisting concession). A correspondent for MAC, who has just returned from the area believes it will actually be searching for gold.
BHPBilliton has asked the Indigenous Village Peoples coordinating organisation, VIDS, to be its "partner in consulting the communities". before relocation - something to which they are strenuously opposed. So far VIDS has not responded to the invitation.