On the last day of the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), a delegation of the Peruvian delegation that attended the event was invited to give the "bell" of the session of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the main stock exchange of that country.
The delegation was led by Vice President Mercedes Aráoz, Minister of Energy and Mines, Francisco Ísmodes, and also attended by the regional governors of Moquegua and Tacna, Zenón Cuevas and Juan Tonconi, respectively.
After the activity, Minister Francisco Ísmodes highlighted the solid relationship that exists between Peruvian and Canadian mining. "The mining construction projects of Canadian companies amount to almost US $ 5,000 million and we also have the presence of suppliers from that country that share technology and best practices to have a greater development of the industry," said the head of the MEM .
The initiatives led by Canadian companies represent approximately 15% of the portfolio of mine construction projects identified by the MEM, which places that country of North America as the third largest investor in the Peruvian mining sector, behind the United Kingdom and China .
Some of the Canadian flag projects are: Haquira from First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (US $ 1,860 million), Cañariaco Norte from Candente Copper Corp. (US $ 1,600 million) and Cotabambas from Panoro Minerals Ltd. (US $ 1,533 million).
The Peruvian delegation that traveled to PDAC was made up of about 300 people among officials and businessmen of the Peruvian mining sector.