The long-awaited international expert report on the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Conga mining project was presented Tuesday the 17th of April. The three international experts, José Martins Carvalho, Luis López García and Rafael Fernández Rubio, handed over the 260 pages to Óscar Valdés, the president of the Council of Ministers.
Why did the government of Peru initiated this expert report?
CATAPA presents - from February 14th until March 15th - DocuLatino IV, a Latin American documentary festival. This edition puts forward the problems of the gold mining and oil industry. From March 13th until March 15th DocuLatino takes place in Leuven.
Where? Auditoria Van Evenstraat - Van Evenstraat 2, Leuven - next to Pangaea
Price? Free entrance
Starts at 20h00
Whether you approach it socially or technically, to lawyer Mirtha Vásquez and engineer Reinaldo Rodríguez it is beyond dispute that the Conga mining plan in its present form is absolutely irresponsible and must not be carried out. Putting gold before water, the implementation of the project will have a huge and irreversible social and ecological impact. These two Peruvian guest speakers came to Belgium for a 2-week tour of lectures, informative evenings, lobby meetings and workshops.
On Thursday, February the 21st between 17:30 and 19:30 (5.30-7.30 PM), Mirtha Vásquez and Reinaldo Rodríguez will provide a guest lecture at Hogeschool-University Brussel (HUB). In this lecture they will discuss the problems surrounding the Conga mine case in Peru, which is to be constructed in the Cajamarca region and would cover 2,000 hectares of land. All this in a region that is known for its environmental vulnerability and fragile ecosystems.
Entrance to the debate is free.
The Peruvian professor Reinaldo Rodriguez will provide a guest lecture at the KU Leuven (catholic university of Leuven) on February 21, 2013 between 13:00 and 14:00 (1.00-2.00 pm). In this lecture he will introduce the problems surrounding the Conga mine in Peru, which is to be constructed in the Cajamarca region and would cover 2,000 hectares of land. All this in a region that is known for its environmental vulnerability and fragile ecosystems.