As part of BHP's participation in the Perumin 35 mining summit, one of the most important conventions in South America, the president of BHP Minerals Americas, Mr Rag Udd has detailed the plans to expand the presence of the company in Peru through an investment of USD 12 million to strengthen its exploration program in the country. He said “Peru has conditions that are unique: geological wealth, a long mining tradition, and a stable macroeconomic scenario. At BHP we have a clear plan in Peru: we want to strengthen our presence in the country and be strategic partners in a region that has the potential to become an even bigger player on the world copper stage.”In addition, the company launched its new BHP Xplor program, a global initiative that is looking for startups in early stages of exploration, to support and finance the discovery of minerals around the world. Peace of mind to respond to future demand for copper legal certainty, fiscal stability and clarity on the path to obtaining permits.BHP has been present in Peru for more than 20 years and currently has multiple exploration projects in the territories of Ancash, Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Apurimac, Cusco and Arequipa. Since 2012 it has had an Exploration Office in Lima, and is one of the majority shareholders of Antamina with a 33.75% stake–, one of the main mining projects in the country.