Argentines are getting into the mining industry, a new report has found.
The report from Argentina’s Ministry of Industry and Energy (IMO) claims that in 2014, the country’s mining industry employed 2,200 people, and in 2020, it could employ 5,000 people.
“With an increasing number of people entering the mining sector, there is an opportunity to expand and diversify the countrys mining industry,” IMO Secretary-General Marielle De La Torre said.
“We need to invest in our mineral and energy resources in order to remain competitive and competitive in the international market.”
The report cites a number of challenges for the country in its mining sector: high wages, poor environmental management, limited investment in infrastructure, and the high cost of land and labor.
“The countrys mineral resources are of great strategic importance, and we need to ensure that they are properly managed, protected, and exploited,” De La Terre said in a statement.
“In the case of mineral extraction, it is important to be cautious of the environmental impact and to protect natural resources from contamination.”
The IMO said that although there is a “strong demand” for Argentines to participate in mining, it was not a “sustainable business”.
The country has an estimated 8.5 billion tonnes of mineral reserves and is home to more than 10,000 companies.
The countrys biggest companies are Vale, Santos, and CNOOC, while its smaller companies are also active.