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Mines that will close in Ayacucho had already planned to complete their operations, clarifies the PCM

The Presidency of the Council of Ministers issued a statement in which it guarantees the operations of mining companies under the current legal framework. The statement specifies that the mining units located in the Ayacucho region, whose closure announced the Prime Minister, Mirtha Vásquez, they had already planned to complete their operations.

In accordance with the directorial resolutions previously approved, the Apumayo mining It was scheduled to carry out the progressive closure of its operations until April 2019, while its final closure was to take place in the following two years and the post-closure process between 2021 and 2026.

As long as the unit Pallancata mining It had to start its progressive closure in 2017 and finalize its operations in 2029.

In the case of Immaculate Mine, The schedule establishes that the progressive closure process should have started in 2017, the final closure would culminate between 2022 and 2023, and the post-closure should take place in the subsequent five years, that is, until 2028.

Finally, the dates published by the PCM indicate that the process of progressive closure of the mina Abrepampa It contemplates a period of five years and should begin in 2017. The liquidation of its operations and related post-closure tasks are scheduled to culminate in 2030.

Prime Minister announced the closure of four mines in Ayacucho

The president of the Council of Ministers, Mirtha Vásquez, announced this Saturday, November 20, the closure of four mines located in the Ayacucho region. This occurred after leading a High Level Executive Commission and reaching an agreement with the communities of Lucanas, Parinacochas and Páucar del Sara Sara.

The agreement establishes that “the Executive Commission for the negotiation of the terms and conditions of withdrawal and closure of the four mining units in the headwaters of the basin (of the Cora Cora communities) is constituted with the leadership of the PCM”.

In this regard, Mirtha Vásquez wrote on her Twitter account that “mining operations that already have a planned closing date must do so properly and in compliance with the standards and deadlines of the law.”

“The recovery of the basin is our signed commitment to the south of Ayacucho. It does not mean unilateral closure, “he added.


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