totaled US$3.011 billion between January and July 2019, thus increasing 24.5% compared to the same period last year, Energy and Mines Minister Francisco Ismodes affirmed Wednesday.
According to the official, US$1.338 billion was spent through projects in execution.
Likewise, US$1.464 billion was destined for reinvestment in operations, US$188 million was allocated for exploration investments
, and US$20.3 million for starting new projects.
In this sense, Ismodes indicated the forecast to reach US$6 billion in mining investment by the end of the year has been maintained.
Remarks were made during his presentation at Congress' Energy and Mines Commission.