On the page of Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic
(Dapre) the resume of Carlos Alberto Vargas was published for consultation to be appointed as Deputy Minister of Mines. It is expected that in the next few days the resolution of the Presidency will be issued, officially appointing him to the position.
Vargas had already sounded for this position, but so far there was no confirmation of this.
Vargas is geologist from the University of Caldas and has other studies such as two master’s degrees and a doctorate. The latter in Seismic Engineering and Structural Dynamics, carried out at the University of Catalonia.
Within his work experience he had already been linked to two entities attached to the Ministry. Between 1996 and 2001 he was a professional in the Colombian Geological Service and between 2006 and 2009 he was vice president of the National Hydrocarbon Agency.
He has also had a tour in the academy. For eight years he was a professor at the University of Manizales and since 2001 he is a professor at the National University.
The future deputy minister will face a series of challenges such as defining the future of the Prodeco mines, what was left on pause since the National Mining Agency (ANM) decided to suspend the round with which it intended to award these titles.
Likewise, he will be in charge of the mining formalization which has been one of the central points on the agenda of President Gustavo Petro and his Minister of Mines and Energy, Irene Vélez.