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Quellaveco may account for 12% of Peru's copper production

13:12 | Lima, Jul. 26.

Quellaveco's output may make up 12% of the current copper production in Peru; that is to say 300,000 tons of the red metal per year, Anglo American Country Manager Luis Marchese estimated on Thursday.

"Our commitment with Peru is to accompany and be part of the country's development," Marchese stated.

The Anglo American team is grateful to southern Moquegua, Arequipa, and Tacna regions for their work carried out at round-table discussions to get the project off the ground.

"Representatives of 28 groups stated their willingness to dialogue and reach an agreement that is currently in effect. We hope this remains so in the future," he commented.

Jobs

According to Anglo American, 9,000 jobs are expected to be created in the construction stage, and other 2,500 posts during the operation period.

"We expect it (Quellaveco) will be Peru's economic engine over the next years, and we also hope to adopt the best environmental and social practices," Marchese concluded.

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Published: 7/26/2018
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