The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Arequipa (CCIA) issued a public statement following the last statements of the President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra, who said that the mining project Tía María will not be executed during the time he has left of his government.
The CCIA expressed concern because they would not be taking measures to boost the private investment needed by the country and specifically, the Arequipa region.
‘Today more than ever, it is necessary to generate jobs, ensuring the development, growth, and well-being of our population. Arequipa, and mainly the province of Islay, has the great opportunity to look optimistically at the future of our children, to the extent of making investment projects like Tía María a reality’, you can read in the statement.
Also, the Chamber of Commerce said that as well as the responsible company must fulfill all the commitments with Islay, the government must be in charge of resolving the controversy surrounding the said project, assuming its responsibility by acting as an articulator between the Company and population.
For the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Arequipa, it is not a good decision that the mining project Tía María remains paralyzed and the management of the President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra decides not to promote its execution, on the contrary, to keep out, indicating that in his management he will not reach the time to develop it.
‘Today, more than ever, it is necessary to generate jobs, ensuring the development, growth, and well-being of our population’, the statement said.
For the members of the Chamber of Commerce, the government must be in charge of solving the existing controversy, as an articulating entity between the company and the population of Islay province.