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Peru: PM rules out unilateral closure of mines in Ayacucho

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers

10:16 | Parinacochas (Ayacucho region), Nov. 20.

Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez has ruled out the closure of mines in provinces located in the southern area of Ayacucho region, but rather those that were already planned to complete operations.

"Mining operations that already have a planned closure date must comply with it properly, respecting the standards and deadlines established by law," Vasquez expressed via Twitter last Friday.

"The recovery of the basin is our commitment signed with the south of Ayacucho. It does not mean a unilateral closure," she noted.

 
 
Following a session in which leaders and authorities of the three provinces were listened to, an act was signed ratifying the withdrawal of mining companies based in the headwaters of the southern Ayacucho basin, which had already planned their closure dates.

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Published: 11/20/2021
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