La Oroya, Peru (PRWEB) December 21, 2007
Doe Run Peru's commitment to natural disaster remediation continues, with the clearing of the Central Highway in Chicla, as part of the company's policy of social responsibility and dedication to the growth of Peru and its local communities.
"This is part of our commitment to Peruvian society and we hope other companies follow our lead, particularly in the face of circumstances that affect thousands of Peruvians. Our entire staff is always on the alert and ready for immediate action should events of this nature occur again," said Juan Carlos Huyhua, the company's president and general manager.
On December 8th, a landslide shut down Central Highway in Chicla, paralyzing traffic and obstructing access to the Bellavista I and Bellavista II bridges. Doe Run Peru opened an alternate relief route to allow for vehicle circulation, and subsequently removed the debris that had accumulated on the main road with front-end loaders and dump trucks. A total of approximately 4,150 cubic meters worth of debris was removed.
Both directions of Central Highway reopened on December 12th.
About Doe Run Peru
Doe Run Peru (http://www.doerun.com.pe) is a mining and metallurgical company located in the Central Mountain Range of Peru. It has been operating the metallurgical complex of La Oroya since October 1997 and the Cobriza mine in Huancavelica since September 1998, producing high-quality refined metals, while dedicated to social and environmental responsibility.
Víctor Andrés Belaunde
vbelaunde @ doerun.com.pe