The Vice Minister of Mines and Energy (MinMinas), Carolina Rojas, took the stage of the VIII Canada – Colombia Forum to talk about royalties, communities and the mining industry. We attended so our Bottom-Line goes beyond the MinMinas press releases.
Luis Miguel Morelli, President of the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), spoke about the ‘agreement 02’ and the entity’s plans for this law. He pointed out that the ANH seeks to attract new investors and increase the country’s competitiveness.
At the Oil and Gas Summit, both MinMinas Maria Fernanda Suárez and ANH head Luis Miguel Morelli promised a competitiveness study to see where Colombia had to improve its regulation. The well-respected Canadian extractive-industry think-tank, the Fraser Institute (FI) has either done that for them or given them a place to start.
The ‘100-days’ stories were a week or two ago and I had planned to write a ‘Duque-year-end-in-review’ article on December 17th, my last ‘long-form’ article of the year. But well-respected think-tank Inter-American Dialogue published this report last Friday and I thought I should take advantage of the multiple points of view.
The director of the National Agency of Environmental Licenses (ANLA), Rodrigo Suárez, hosted an event where he spoke about the entity’s accomplishments with entrepreneurs.