Belo Sun Mining gets construction licence for Brazil’s Volta Grande Gold Project

2 February 2017 (Last Updated February 2nd, 2017 18:30)

Belo Sun Mining has secured the Licenca de Instalacao for construction of its Volta Grande Gold Project in Brazil.

Belo Sun Mining has secured the Licenca de Instalacao for construction of its Volta Grande Gold Project in Brazil.

The project received the approval from Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade do Pará (SEMAS), the environmental authority under the Government of Pará, a state in Brazil.

The construction licence is the final governmental approval required, thereby enabling Belo Sun to proceed with construction and development of its Volta Grande Gold Project.

This project comprises an open-pit, a gold recovery process facility, water and tailings management and supporting infrastructure.

Belo Sun president and CEO Peter Tagliamonte said: "We are very pleased to have received the construction licence.

"This marks a significant milestone in the development of the Volta Grande Gold Project, and we look forward to starting construction."

“This marks a significant milestone in the development of the Volta Grande Gold Project, and we look forward to starting construction.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the state and municipal governments, as well as the local communities, for their ongoing support of this project."

Belo Sun Mining is a Canada-based mineral exploration and development company with a portfolio of gold-focused properties in Brazil.

Currently, it is focused on the development of its 100%-owned Volta Grande Gold Project.