More than 5,000 residents of the
community of Chalhuanca in Aymara in the province of Apurimac, will benefit
from access to Broadband Internet for free, under the Digital Chalhuanca project,
promoted by the regional government and the mining Suyamarca, member of
Hochschild Mining Group.
The provincial municipality of
Aymara, the regional government of Apurimac and mining company opened in the
previous day (Wednesday) Chalhuanca Digital, which will benefit communities of
Suyamarca influence of the mining and surrounding communities as Cotaruse,
Pampamarca, Iscahuaca, Promesa and Colca, also Pallancata, Santa Rosa and
Hochschild Mining's president,
Ignacio Bustamante, said that the project will require an investment of one
million dollars, from what they have invested US$ 670,000 and 80 percent of the
cost is borne by Minera Suyamarca and the rest will be assumed by local and
"It's a historic moment for
Apurimac it is the first digital community in the country and this experience
we will replicate in major districts of the region as Abancay, Andahuaylas and
Cotabambas" he said.
He explained that the project has
two stages and its implementation will take four years, the first step is the
implementation of basic infrastructure to meet the needs of technology and
communication technology which is required by the digital city.
In the second stage they will
prioritize the needs of training in the use of information and communication technology
(ICT) in education, employment and productive.
Meanwhile, the president of the
Apurimac region, Elijah Segovia said that this project starts Apurimac digital
inclusion in the framework of social inclusion promoted by the government,
adding that help improve the educational level of the region, which is one of
the main objectives of its management.