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Shougang's US$1.1 billion investment to generate more jobs, higher income in Peru

10:44 | Marcona (Ica region), Aug. 1.

Energy and Mines Minister Francisco Ismodes highlighted Shougang Hierro Peru’s expansion operations —whose investment reaches US$1.1 billion— will increase national iron production.

This investment will also contribute to creating more jobs, as well as generating higher revenue the Government will use for reducing poverty.

Thanks to this expansion, Shougang is expected to double its annual production of concentrated iron ore (from 10 million to 20 million).

It must be noted Peru's iron output grew 9.8% between January and June 2018.

This new phase includes a smelting plant and a seawater desalination plant, which will enable the company to process its concentrates. 

According to the official, the Government will continue promoting responsible mining investments that are deemed as good social and environmental practices.

They will also have to comply with the law and provide decent employment to local people.

"We are confident that Shougang will continue on the path of good work with its employees and good relations with its neighboring communities. I invite you to continue investing in the country and betting on responsible development," he expressed.

Remarks were made during the inauguration ceremony of Shougang Hierro Peru's expansion operations in Ica region’s Marcona district. 

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Published: 8/1/2018
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