Roque Benavides: "President Humala is demonstrating that he believes in investment"
The president of Buenaventura (BVN) said that Yanacocha will listen to suggestions to improve the Conga project and said that in Peru "there exists the best mining in the world."
Thursday, 17 November 2011, 2:17pm
The president of the Buenaventura (BVN) Mining company, Roque Benavides, said that President Ollanta Humala "is demonstrating that he wants to run a good government" and that "he believes in both national and foreign investment". These declarations come after those of President Humala yesterday evening when he assured those present that his government "is not anti-mining".
Benavides also referred to the environmental impact study and permits to move forward the Conga project and on this matter approved that the mandatory considers it an important operation. "...this demonstrates maturity and we are not going to disappoint him", he added in his declarations to Willax TV.
They will listen to suggestions
Benavides also said that the Yanacocha mining company is open to hearing suggestions in order to improve the aforementioned project and will comply with the law and care of the environment. "And of course we will generate more water supply than we'll use", he said.
He also said that, "Many people do not understand that modern mining methods are run with technologies applied for the care of the environment and respect to communities."
"In Peru there is the best type of mining that exists in the world, the cleanest and the most responsible", added Benavides.
Benavides made these declarations during his participation in the presentation ceremony of the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), a project run jointly by the companies Hochschild, Credicorp, Buenaventura and Ferreyros