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Las Bambas: Regional Government of Apurímac asks to declare the mining corridor an emergency

The Regional Government of Apurímac requested the emergency in the Apurímac-Cusco-Arequipa road corridor or mining corridorin response to the announcement of the suspension of operations of the mining company MMG Las Bambas as of February 20 due to the blockade of said road, in the section of the Cuzco province of Chumbivilcas.

In a pronouncement, the Government is requested to be for a period of 120 days. In addition, the entity called for the continuation of the dialogue table within the legal framework.

“(…) the erratic dialogue mechanisms proposed by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Energy and Mines have aggravated the situation of conflict,” the statement said.

The regional government warns that the paralysis of Las Bambas will reduce the allocation of contractual royalties and payment of the mining canon from 2022 to the subnational governments and universities of Apurímac.

Approximately 2 million soles per month would not be received, paralyzing the execution of investment projects and generating unemployment and crisis in the economy of Apurimeña families.yes,” he points out.

Likewise, the measure will harm more than 8,000 workers who are directly involved in mining activities, as well as more than 4,000 citizens who work for various companies that provide services to Las Bambas, which directly affects local and regional economic growth.

The document mentions that on January 26, a management committee was formed, made up of the seven mayors of the provinces of Apurímac and seven presidents of the defense fronts, who requested to be attended by the head of the PCM, but there is still no information. answer.

Source: Larepublica

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