According to the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem), the Apurímac region currently has four projects in the mining exploration stage that represent a joint investment of USD 13 million.
To learn more about the mining that takes place in this region, the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMP) announced that Apurímac will host its next decentralized conference, which will be held on Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27, this year.
In this event, the Institute and the Center for Competitiveness and Development (CCD) will present a study that will reveal the impact of the mining industry in Apurímac; In addition, a group of authorities and experts will analyze the new projects and challenges of the region located in the Southern Mining Corridor.
Position of the Regional Governor
At the close of the conference "Southern Mining Corridor: Challenges for the development of the regions", held within the framework of Heading to PERUMIN, the regional governor of Apurímac, Baltazar Lantarón Núñez, considered it necessary to modify the budget law to allow regional and local authorities to execute the resources assigned by the canon and mining royalties.
“The mining entrepreneurs make the effort to be able to make the transfer; but the issue is in the bureaucracy that we have in the Ministry of Economy and Finance ”, said Baltazar Lantarón.
He also indicated that for the Assembly of Regional Governments - of which he is vice president - it is important to put mining on the country's political agenda.
"We must strengthen the mining activity that largely supports the national budget. I am pro-mining and I consider that the investment of the canon and royalties cannot go on sports equipment; but rather in elementary things for the quality of life of the citizen", he said.