During the drafting of this plan, "a lot of emphasis has to be made on the fact that it must happen as part of a sustainable development, with respect to communities and the environment", according to the Minister of Mines and Energy, Maria Fernanda Suarez.
Ministry of Mines and Energy. Bogota D.C. September 19th, 2018. The National Government and representatives from the Colombian Mining Association (ACM) have agreed to make joint efforts together with the communities in order to draft a strategic plan for the sustainable development of this sector.
That was one of the conclusions from the meeting between President Ivan Duque Marquez and representatives from said trade group.
During the meeting, which took place at the Casa de Nariño presidential palace, other participants included the Ministers of Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutierrez; Mines and Energy, Maria Fernanda Suarez; Environment and Sustainable Development, Ricardo Lozano, and Defense, Guillermo Botero, among others.
Sector leaders presented a balance on the national mining sector to the President and discussed their expectations for 2018-2022.
Regarding this, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Maria Fernanda Suarez, indicated that "this sector generates progress for the country and it is a sector where there are many opportunities for regional development".
"We shall work on a strategic plan for enabling the development of the mining sector, by always taking great care to be cautious", she said
Likewise, she highlighted that in this plan "a lot of emphasis has to be made on the fact that it must happen as part of a sustainable development, with respect to communities and the environment".
The Colombian Mining Association (ACM) is a trade association born out of the incorporation of Asomineros from ANDI, the Colombian Chamber of Mining and the Large Scale Mining Sector, which enables its projection as an articulating body for the industry as a whole, by representing explorers and producers as well as the suppliers of goods and services related to the mining sector nationwide.