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Las Bambas: Chuicuni community members lift blockade in the Southern Mining Corridor

Las Bambas: Chuicuni community members lift blockade in the Southern Mining Corridor

This Friday, March 18, The Bambas and the community of Chuicuni, district of Challhuahuacho, in Apurímac, reached an agreement that lifted the blockade of the southern mining corridor and the accesses to the mine, which had started on March 14 last.

As you remember, the mining company faced two demonstrations. The first in Cusco, in the Quechua community of Urinsaya. The second, in the community of Chuicuniin the Apurimac district of Challhuahuacho, in Apurimac.

According to the journalist José Víctor Salcedo, the Secretariat for Social Management and Dialogue, an office attached to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), helped in the resolution of the conflict. Along these lines, the press man revealed the commitments document that The Bambas would have signed with the community, the document consists of 21 points; and a special one dealing with local employment.

In particular, the first point maintains that The Bambas would have assumed”He commits to promoting job opportunities for the community members, whose list will be presented this March 21”; Likewise, the firm would have promised “to resume the construction of communal roads in June (early month)” and “the training of operators when the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic cease”.

The next meeting will be held on March 24. The community members of Chuicuni have requested the presence of the Las Bambas Community Relations manager at the meeting, and the company requested its Community Relations staff at the community meetings.

Source: Larepublica

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