Inca One (TSXV:IO) announced receipt from Minera Huaquillas that it has held its first Public Participation Workshop on July 8, 2012 in San Ignacio, Peru. A 20-platform drill permit from Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines is required before Inca One can commence an exploration program on its Las Huaquillas Gold-Copper project, and minutes of a completed workshop are included in the application for said permit.
As quoted in the press release:
The Workshop was convened to present Inca One’s Environmental Impact Statement or Declaracion de Impacto Ambiental (“DIA”). This open forum was organized by Inca One’s community outreach staff in Peru for approximately 100 participants which included farmers, local residents, representatives and stakeholders from San Ignacio’s neighbouring communities including municipal authorities, regional officers and representatives from the Regional Directorate of Mining (DREM Cajamarca).
Inca One CEO Edward Kelly said:
“We are very pleased with the extensive community participation in this Workshop. It represents another milestone in the process required to obtain our drill permit. We have been working extremely hard to form effective community partnerships. The local citizens and officials who were in attendance gave us a strong message of their support and interest in our comprehensive environmental plan.”