Chinese mining firm builds town in Peru

Chinalco, which plans to exploit a copper mine in Morococha, is building a settlement to house local workers.

    Foreign mining companies are increasingly drawn to Peru for its rich minerals.

    A Chinese mining company, which plans to exploit a copper mine in Morococha, is building a brand new settlement to house locals from the poor mining town.

    But the firm, Chinalco, will have to convince thousands of people to move from their homes in Morococha.

    Al Jazeera’s Maria Sanchez reports from Lima, the Peruvian capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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