Nexa Resources, one of the world's largest zinc producers, acquired around 9% of Tika Resources' equity shares. The new shareholder is thus joining the Ayawilca zinc project in Peru during its per-development stage.
OCIM Precious Metals closed a $2.5 million funding facility with Inca One, operating Chala One and Kori One gold ore processing units with ore supply from artisanal and small producers. The agreement entails a first Secured Gold Loan to be repaid with supply of gold ounces. A further $6 million loan following the repayment of the first loan is also considered by both parties.
During Gulfood 2021, the world's largest food and beverage fair, 7 Peruvian enterprises supported by SuperFoods Peru and selling grains, spice, juices, ginger and other drinks, managed to secure deals amounting to $1 million. These companies also hope to sell more products for $6.7 million over the next year.
Peru's National Port Authority gave DP World Callao approval to execute the expansion of Callao Port's new container terminal, requiring a $333.6 million investment. The expansions of the pier, storage area and the installation of two new quay gantry cranes, whose works should start early 2022, aim to support the competitiveness of the port, and simultaneously boost the Peruvian economy.
During a meeting with the EU's Electoral Technical Evaluation Team, Peru's Electoral Process representatives announced that they would increase polling stations by 125% to avoid crowds and reduce the risk of COVID-19 contagion during the upcoming April presidential election.
The Central Reserve Bank of Peru shared that the country's traditional exports increased by 10.6% in January 2021, compared to January 2020, therefore reaching a value of $2.957 billion. The 70.9%, 8.8% and 7.3% growth of respectively fishery, mining and agricultural exports, are responsible for this rise.