The infrastructure and public services committee unanimously backs a bill to create Eniminas, which will be involved in exploration and production and forging alliances with existing miners.
A new mining agreement was signed by the federal government and 19 of the country's 23 provinces.
Electric cars consume twice as much copper as vehicles with internal combustion engines, according to a new study from the International Copper Association.
Cement, oil and sugar unions may join a national mining strike set for July 19 as workers reject President Kuczynski's investor-friendly policies.
The latest news from junior mining companies operating in Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Mexico.
Bolivia's overstaffed state mining company is in for a major restructuring, but the country remains set on a US$2bn mining investment program.
A total of 454 mining projects were submitted between 2011 and 2016, of which 227 were approved, a new report from state copper commission Cochilco shows.