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6 Feb 2017

Belo Sun (Canada)

Brazil: Belo Sun welcomes construction license approval by govt & thank govt and communities for support; despite allegations of lack community consultations

“Belo Sun Receives Construction Licence for the Volta Grande Gold Project”, 2 February 2017

Belo Sun...has received the "Licenca de Instalacao" (...Construction Licence...) for its Volta Grande Gold Project from the Brazilian State Government of Pará under the environmental authority, SEMAS ("Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade do Pará" or "Para State Secretary of Environment and Sustainability"). The Construction Licence is the final governmental approval authorizing Belo Sun to proceed with the construction and development of its Volta Grande Gold Project. The project consists of an open pit, a gold recovery process facility, water and tailings management and supporting infrastructure.  Peter Tagliamonte, President and CEO of Belo Sun, commented "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. 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."...