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Apurímac Chamber of Commerce estimates daily losses of up to S/ 6 million due to protests

Apurímac Chamber of Commerce estimates daily losses of up to S/ 6 million due to protests

Losses due to a possible stoppage of activities in Las sneakers—in the Apurímac region— after protests demanding early elections and the dissolution of Congress could reach S/ 4 million per day, estimates the Apurimac Chamber of Commerce.

Along these lines, Edward Palacios, president of the Apurímac Chamber of Commerce, indicated that this would be added to the stoppage in the agricultural sector, which would cause a loss of between S/ 1 and a half million to S/ 2 million per day. In addition, there are also effects due to the total blockade in Andahuaylascentral focus of the protests in the region.

Likewise, he regretted the two fatalities resulting from the confrontations and expressed his concern about the latest announcements from the communities, because “not only is private property being attacked, rights are being violated and crimes are being committed, which is beginning to grow in the area,” he said.

For its part, the route to the Sacred Valley, in Cusco, is blocked. This situation worries hundreds of tourists who come to the Imperial City every day and generates strong economic losses for the sightseeing.

“Although we still do not have detailed information on the stranded buses, this represents a great loss for the tourism sector, since the Arequipa airport, the city with which we connect, has also been taken over,” declared Jhon Gonzáles, head of the Chamber of Commerce. from Cuzco.

For its part, in Puno the panorama is recorded as calm. “The rural sectors that have benefited from social programs are not happy with the situation, they ask that the media avoid confrontational language, but in general an air of calm is maintained, it is rainy season, for which many are dedicated to their crops”, reported Francisco Aquise, president of the Chamber of Commerce of that region. However, he added that probably on December 13 and 14 mobilizations occur before the debate that will take place in Congress.

Damages to the mining sector

It should be added that this situation of violence, which has claimed two fatalities, and generated economic losses as a result of roadblocks, damage to private property and threats of paralysis in the most important areas of the south, is also having an impact negative for the mining sector. According to estimates from the Taxpayers Association, they represent a loss of US$ 12,557 million, a little more than 22% of the mining investment projected at the national level.

In this context, the Apurímac Chamber of Commerce points out that the Las Bambas mine sees the continuity of its production threatened after the announcement of the takeover Apurimac.

Source: Larepublica

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