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Peru minister to reform prior consultation for exploration

Jaime Galvez, Peru’s new minister of energy and mining, aims to reform the prior consultation process with new rules including a “prior agreement” to speed up the exploration phase.

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Peru's energy and mining minister Jaime Galvez

Galvez, appointed as minister in mid-November, aims to reduce the consultation process time from a year to six months to increase the country's competitive position with a view to attracting greater