Mining News Watch #14
January 29, 2015
- The new regional president of Madre de Dios and former mining leader, Luis Otsuka, met with President Ollanta Humala to begin discussions of key mining-related issues.
- To combat the exportation of illegal gold from Peru to other countries, a bill has been sent to Peruvian Congress that calls for increased documentation and verification of the legal origin of mineral products.
- A pilot reforestation project will soon begin in Madre de Dios with the goal of reforesting 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of land degraded by illegal mining operations.