Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has reached an agreement with the National Port Authority and port workers to support investment by Impala Perú of more than $130 million in the construction of a new mineral terminal at the port of Salaverry. The terminal will also prompt construction of a linking road, warehouses and a covered conveyor network, which will bring in minerals directly to the stockpile area. Copper, silver, zinc, iron ore and coal from the mining areas of La Libertad, Cajamarca and Lambayeque will all use the terminal. Although the project has yet to be given the go-ahead by Proinversión, it's estimated that in the first year alone up to two million tonnes of minerals will be exported.