Peru is preparing a plan to consensually promote sustainable mining in the next 12 years, compatible with the preservation of the environment, the government announced on Wednesday, according to France 24.
The first step to implement the plan was the creation of a High-Level Group (Grupo de Alto Nivel), which will be responsible for determining the vision of mining by 2030.
“They have all our support,” said President Martín Vizcarra, who underlined that one of the priorities of his administration is making the benefits of mining available to all Peruvians.
Made up of representatives of the State, civil society, private sector and academia, the group must present a proposal for the priorities of the mining sector to the government in January 2019.
Mining is one of the engines of the dynamic Peruvian economy, and annually contributes 10% of the Gross Domestic Product. It is estimated to grow more than 4% this year.