December 2, 2016 / 1:47 PM / a year ago

Peru's Kuczynski plans to visit town opposed to copper project

LIMA, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Friday that he plans to travel to the Andean town of Cocachacra to discuss a drought and Southern Copper Corp’s $$1.4 billion Tia Maria copper project - stalled since 2015 due to local opposition.

Speaking in an interview with local broadcaster RPP, Kuczynski said he has already spoken with the town’s mayor and hopes to use a visit “not to push propaganda, but to listen to the people in the valley.”

Reporting By Mitra Taj

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