Doe Run Peru Land Transfer Makes Way For La Oroya Bus Terminal

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The City of La Oroya, Peru, recently announced that it is moving forward with plans to build a much-needed bus terminal on land granted to the city by Doe Run Peru, a subsidiary of The Doe Run Company.

needed bus terminal on land granted to the city by Doe Run Peru, a subsidiary of The Doe Run Company. The City will finance the construction, expected to cost approximately 2 million soles (equivalent to approximately $600,000).

The mayor of La Oroya, Clemente Quincho, publicly thanked Doe Run Peru for its involvement in the development and said, “Our people have waited many years for a bus terminal. Today is an historic day for La Oroya, which will soon be crystallized with a great project – one of the best in the region.”

According to Juan Carlos Huyhua, vice president and operations manager of Doe Run Peru, the new bus terminal – which has been in the works for more than a year – responds to requests from the people of La Oroya. Regional and long-haul buses currently stop and idle on the main street of La Oroya, creating significant congestion and safety risks, as well as fumes that contribute to air pollution.     

“The terminal will also provide a significant new source of employment, as La Oroya is a natural stopping point for long-distance buses,” Huyhua added. “Services are needed for the many passengers who will transit through the terminal. We hope this effort will greatly benefit the city, by helping to improve transport services for the people of La Oroya.”

Last June, Doe Run Peru transferred 7,300 square meters of land to the municipality, to be used for transport services and a regional bus terminal. In addition to the land transfer, the company also assisted by removing old structures from the building site and leveling the terrain with heavy machinery.

The Doe Run Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a privately held natural resource company focused on environmentally sound mineral production, recycling and metals fabrication. Based in St. Louis, the company and its subsidiaries serve as North America’s largest integrated lead producer and third-largest total lead producer worldwide, employing more than 4,000 people. The company and its employees are committed to keeping its operations and communities clean and safe while producing essential raw materials – lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver – that are needed for everyday life. Doe Run and its subsidiaries have U.S. operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona, and South American operations in Peru. For more information, please visit http://www.doerun.com.

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Christi Dixon

cdixon@standingpr.com

(314) 469-3500

http://www.doerun.com

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