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Minister Marcel asserts that the rejection of the Dominga project is “not a reason to celebrate” and explains why.



Yesterday, Wednesday, President Boric’s committee of ministers unanimously rejected a megaproject that the Andean iron mining company wanted to set up in the Coquimbo area. It promised at least 11,000 jobs.

“Not a reason to celebrate” This was one of the first sentences made when finance minister Mario Marcel was asked about the refusal he had received. Dominga mining project .

reason?he explained that Investment projects must proceed “in compliance with their respective environmental requirements”.

Yesterday, Wednesday, the President’s Committee of Ministers Gabriel Bolick Mining companies unanimously rejected US$2.5 billion megaproject Iron of the Andes I wanted to set it up in La Iguera in the Coquimbo region.

they welcomed 12 Claim Resources those who opposed the investment and ultimately gave an unfavorable assessment, considering aspects related to the marine life, the extent of the impact, the rating by species, and the impact of the desalination plant, including Dominga.

Felipe Galleguiros (UDI), Mayor of La Higuerra, We considered creating at least 11,000 jobs.

economy minister, Nicholas Grau later recalled that there is a plan that it has been working on since 2022 to help regions of the country with various development problems (Plan de Zona de Rezago).

The idea, which is still pending approval, is in the hands of the Ministry of Finance’s Budget Department (Dipres), which is under consideration. $580 billion to support 260 initiatives over eight years.

Among the activities funded are, for example, connectivity and coverage of basic services, rural drinking water, and work to improve coves.

Source: Biobiochile

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