We contribute to the construction and improvement of roads, schools, and health establishments in the areas near our mining units and projects. This helps improve living conditions and access to services and, therefore, to close existing gaps and thus promotes greater local competitiveness beyond the life of the mine. Emphasis has been mainly placed on water and sanitation projects, as well as water infrastructure works that have improved water use and agricultural production.
In 2022, we focused on four fundamental aspects: water and sanitation, irrigation, connectivity, and road infrastructure. Twenty-four projects have been completed, benefiting more than 60,000 people in the regions of Arequipa, Pasco, Cajamarca, Huancavelica, Apurímac, Moquegua, and Lima. Their value is around US$ 10 million, with around US$ 5 million corresponding to the works-for-taxes mechanism.
Undoubtedly, infrastructure allows for the development of our communities:
601 families now have water and sanitation connections.
333 rural homes received their basic sanitation units, and have water and sewage.
Irrigation works will benefit more than 450 hectares.
We have contributed to the improvement and maintenance of more than 182 km of roads and the paving of more than 15,000 m2 of urban roads that have an impact on commerce and communication.