Chinese Citic Group works on Venezuela's mining map
The Venezuelan government and the Asian company entered into three agreements on mining, oil and housing
Rafael Ramírez, Minister of Petroleum and Mining, told state-owned TV channel Venezolana de Televisión about a deal to outline a mining map of all the country resources. The map, to be completed in five-year term, will include exploration, quantification and certification of all Venezuelan mining reserves. "We will set a database and will train 400 professionals to guard this information," the top officer said.
Ramírez, also the president of state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), commented that the Chinese holding will work on industrial projects for Junín block at the Oil Orinoco Belt, as well as development of non-oil infrastructure for the Belt areas.
He notified as well that Citic Group has also contracts to build 33,000 houses throughout the country, in the context of Great Mission Housing Venezuela. Right now, 24,000 dwellings are being built.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.