Peruvian energy and mines minister Jorge Merino Tafur showcased Peru's projects in energy and mining to potential Arab investors last week, in an attempt to attract up to $73 billion to the country this decade. 

"Mining investments could reach $53 billion, with more than $28 billion in gold and copper projects," Tafur said, speaking at the Ceo Summit of South American and Arab Countries, held in Lima on October 1-2.

"Investments in the Peruvian mining and energy field for 2011-2020 could surpass $73.2 billion — double the sums registered [in the decade] up to 2010, when Peru registered investments of up to $39.4 billion," said Tafur.

Carolina Guerra
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