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Minem: mining projects must have a social component

The Vice Minister of Mines, Jorge Chávez Cresta, pointed out that mining projects, of any stratum, must have a social component, in such a way that they allow to make visible, in a few years, with concrete works and actions, the benefits generated by the activity, mainly , in the towns surrounding the operations, reported in a press release from the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem).

In this line, the official maintains that the entrapment of the use of the mining canon and other resources of the activity that serve to finance works, affect the perception of the communities surrounding the projects regarding the activity and its acceptance. .

In this regard, he pointed out that the Government is promoting a social approach to mining projects and operations with a participatory nature that involves the State, companies and communities.

In addition, according to information from Minem, Chávez emphasized that the State, at its three levels, acts as an arbitrator and a facilitator of dialogue in search of consensual agreements that are reflected, precisely, in the progress and well-being of the peoples.

“Conflicts must be resolved in a preventive manner and, for this, the particularity of each case must be taken into account,” said Chávez Cresta.

Finally, he highlighted the need for large, medium and small mining, as well as artisanal mining, to develop sustainable investments that bring benefits to the surrounding towns and that make them feel proud of the progress of their land.

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