Record 118,000 attend Perumin: Conference illustrates importance of mining to Peru
Mining Engineering, 2014, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 41-41
Peru has become an established mining country. The industry and industry-related businesses account for a significant amount of the country´s revenue, on state and local levels. But like other countries with thriving mining industries, Peru has seen its mining industry revenues fall off in recent years due to a lackluster global economy. And the mining industry in Peru must also deal with increasing concerns about mining’s environmental impacts, local community and other social issues, as well as a regulatory environment that has placed more restrictions on what miners can do.
That said, the Peruvian government is beginning to realize how important mining and natural resource development is to building the nation’s economy, improving its infrastructure and lifting its population out of poverty.
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