Region Peru A lot, the boundary with Bolivia and a cradle of silver and tinning mines with promising lithium reserves will not allow the "looting" of its natural resources, he said Valter Aduviri which will be taken over by the presidency of the regional government in January.
Aduvri, who defeated the region after the underground campaign, told Reuters that if Peru wants to manage their resources responsibly, they should imitate the "Bolivian model" in which the state has control over its strategic economic sectors.
"We must avoid the looting of natural resources, so I talked about a Bolivian model and I will repeat it as many times as I want," said Aimar.
It has a portfolio of around $ 2 billion of investment projects for the extraction of silver, uranium and lithium, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM).
Among them is the Canadian Plateau Energy plan to develop in Puno, which could be the largest lithium mine in the world, with an investment of $ 800 million, and another $ 300 million for the uranium mine.
There is also a project by Canadian Bear Creek, which announced the start of work to build a silver mine in Corana with an investment of $ 585 million.
"If Peru wants to manage our natural resources responsibly, we need to copy a Bolivian model for the use of natural resources," said Aduviri. "You can not talk about lithium until you have a law, but we will go to the same fate of gas that does not use us at all," he added.
Miners from the village
President Peruvian Martin Vizcarra said in August that his government would probably within six months approve the legal framework for the lithium exploitation, at a time when global companies are seeking to ensure the supply of this key battery resource in the electro-automotive industry.
As for the Bear Creek management project, Aduvri said that "it is minimal that there must be popular consultations" so that the population can approve it if it develops.
The mining company, which expects to raise the capital for financing Corani and production in that field since 2022, announced in an e-mail that was sent to Reuters that it was granted permission to build Coranien earlier this year after completing the process of "satisfaction of satisfaction". Previous consultation "on the project.
In 2011, Aduvrii opposed the second project Bear Creeka, Santa Ana, which was canceled after violent protests over fear of environmental damage. "Santa Ana is veto, practically the population has already decided, there is no possibility," he asked if this could continue.
Bear Creek won an arbitrage against Peru this year over the annulment of Santa Ana's exploitation rights. The government has to pay the firm about $ 31 million for the conflict.
It is widely regarded as one of the focal points of informal or illegal mining in the acquisition of gold in Peru, another world producer of copper, silver and zinc and six gold.
"We will support the formalization of small miners, which we call" miners of the village, "the fact that we support them does not mean that we will support contamination," said Aduviri.
Gas from Bolivia
An indigenous leader, sentenced to seven years in prison for protesting in 2011 in a decision annulled by the Supreme Court this year, said he would promote the construction of a gas pipeline for the area that would connect with Bolivia and use the "low cost" of this resource in a neighboring country .
"We already in the first talk asked the Minister of Energy and Mines and President Vizcarra," he said. "The answer to Lima is that we will" support you, "said Aduviri, who explained that the pipeline could expand about 130 kilometers from the Bolivian border to the city of Juliaca in Punu.
Former President Peruvian Ollant Humal (2011-2016) spoke to his Bolivian counterpart, Aimar Evo Morales, the possibility of a union of Peru gas pipeline Camisea with a gas pipeline in Bolivia, but no progress has been made on the proposal.
Aduviri also confirmed that the Government of Wisconsin would propose the creation of a commercial free zone at the border with Bolivia in order to fight the contraband that has become a "social problem" in the Puno region.
"We need to promote special zones, we suggest that we have a commercial free zone at the border, and later we will talk to the Minister of Trade, the Minister of Economy, because this is an alternative," he said.