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Peru copper mine Las Bambas to restore operations as blockade ends

Christian Fernsby |
Reuters reported that MMG Ltd said that its Las Bambas mine in Peru is expected to restore normal mining, production and transport operations after an indigenous village agreed to end a two-month blockade of the company's copper mine.

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The indigenous village agreed to end its road blockade of MMG's Las Bambas copper mine in exchange for a commitment from the company to pay it for transiting through its farmland, according to a document on Saturday detailing the deal.

The document said that the road blockades by the community should be lifted by Monday.

Mr Gao Xiaoyu CEO said in the statement that "The company remains committed to working together with all communities and other stakeholders to seek sustainable outcomes along Peru's most important copper logistics corridor.”

The miner said finished stockpiles at site are at about 59,000 tonnes of contained copper in concentrate and it would provide a production update on April 17.

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