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Peru to tender Colca, Jalaoca mining projects


COBRE, ZINC Y HIERRO LIDERAN CRECIMIENTO DE PRODUCCIÓN METÁLICA NACIONAL

COBRE, ZINC Y HIERRO LIDERAN CRECIMIENTO DE PRODUCCIÓN METÁLICA NACIONAL

13:43 | Lima, Feb. 21.

The Peruvian Government will call an international public tender for Colca and Jalaoca copper projects in two weeks, Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversion) Executive-Director Alberto Ñecco informed Wednesday.

"The tender will be launched in two weeks [...] in late February or early March," Ñecco noted.

Moreover, he explained both Apurimac region-based mining projects include polymetallic deposits, containing mostly copper.

It is worth mentioning the related investment amount has not yet been established.

"The projects are still at an early exploration stage. We can't yet determine the [corresponding] investment," Ñecco expressed in this sense.

Lastly, he pointed out the Government has a portfolio of 15 additional projects to be awarded shortly.

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Published: 2/21/2018