Cusco : Vizcarra announces that mountain of seven colors will be preserved
A few days ago it was reported that Cerro Winikunka is part of the land concession to a Canadian mining company.
The president of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra assured through the social network Twitter that the mountain of seven colors, located in the Cusco region, will be preserved.
This announcement comes after it was made public that the land where the tourist attraction is located is part of the land granted for mining exploration to the company Minquest Peru, owned by the Canadian company Camino Minerals.
This concession was finalized on March 16 through a resolution of the Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute (Ingemmet).
It is worth mentioning that the governor of Cusco, Edwin Licona, said today that said company is willing to return the land obtained.
“[The concessionaire] has answered us with a document where they quote that, out of respect for the area that has a cultural significance for the area, they are willing to return this geographic reserve,” said Licona.
The mountain of seven colors, also known as Winikunka, is located on the road to the Ausangate mountain, considered sacred in Cusco.
In recent years it has become an important tourist attraction in the region.