The new regulations will apply to metal extraction at Donoso mine, where a contingency plan will be implemented for the capture of chemicals in rivers. The mine will also have a system with real-time monitoring stations for the immediate attention of environmental emergencies.
In July, Minera Panama, a company owned by Canadian First Quantum Minerals, began talks to legalize the operation at the Donoso copper mine, whose concession contract was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2018.
Environment Minister Milciades Concepcion reiterated the defense of the Central American nation's environmental interests. He recalled that 15 administrative processes were opened against Minera Panama for environmental faults between 2012 and 2020.