Earthworks were launched this Wednesday in an event with the presence of several authorities.

Mayors of Agreste cities and Governor Renan Filho (MDB) joined, this Wednesday (19), the beginning of Serrote Project earthworks, a pioneer project in Alagoas destined to produce copper concentrate. 

Performed by Mineração Vale Verde, the project, according to its managers, started a new stage in 2018 and has currently reinforced its implementation process with earthworks services hiring, and grinding system purchase.

For the president of Industry Federation of Alagoas State (Fiea), Carlos Lira, the greatest gift that the mine gives to Alagoas and to Craíbas municipality is employment. Craíbas mayor, Ediel Leite, also talks about the importance of the mine.

“Mineração Vale Verde represent our region development”, says Ediel who was at the event.

Tony Lima, general manager of the company, highlights the local professional training program, launched this month, and with 555 vacancies for several coursed in the civil construction area. According to him, construction stage on which the company is now may create approximately 1,200 job opportunities, and most of them, 70%, will be filled by region residents, especially Craíbas and Arapiraca.

“Mineração Vale Verde starts its construction activities, and is honored with Governor Renan Filho’s visit. With an investment forecasted of over R$700 million, forecast of 1,200 jobs creation during construction peak at 2020, Serrote Project offers opportunities and contributes to Agreste Alagoano development, placing the region in Brazil’s sustainable mining map. Alagoas deserves our best.” says Tony Lima, MVV’s general manager.

For the Governor Renan Filho, the company’s implementation confirms Alagoas economic potential, reinforced by local workers dedication.

Mineração Vale Verde settles to produce copper concentrate. It is estimated a production of 4Mton a year