During his speech at the Mining Convention Perumin 35, the president of the Council of Ministers, Aníbal Torres, ratified that the current government is going to seek to promote mining exploration so that this sector can continue to be boosted in Peru. However, he specified that the wealth that is due to this activity should be transferred to the surrounding communities.
“The Government will promote mining exploration. Without exploration projects there is no mining in the future. However, the wealth generated by mining should be seen in better opportunities for its areas of influence and Peru”, said the head of the PCM from Arequipawhere the Perumin 35 is developed.
Along the same lines, Torres Vásquez mentioned that efforts will be made to administratively simplify mining exploration activities, so that they can be carried out more easily so that “domestic and foreign investors have full assurance that their investments in Peru they are safe, see and trust Peru and the Government that guarantees their investments in this country”.
At another point, the prime minister acknowledged that the level of social unrest in mining activity areas it is still significant and has generated a strong negative economic impact.
“Social conflicts have cost around 2.3 percentage points of growth in the metallic mining sector; that is, more than S/ 20,080 million. This complex situation is due to the fact that we have not achieved as a country that the economic wealth generated by mining also generates well-being and development in the surrounding communities, especially for the poorest inhabitants”, reflected Prime Minister Aníbal Torres.