Deputy Director of Rakita Gan Jonggang Company said that the stand of the company, which became the owner of the potential mine Cukar Peki near Bor, is that the exploitation of mineral resources implies maintenance of high environmental standards.
The company Rakita is a part of the Chinese mining company Zigin.
During the symbolic tree planting in the park in the centre of the village of Slatina near Bor, located near the potential copper mine, Gan said that this company along with mining is trying to achieve friendly relations with the local population, watercourses pollution prevention and preservation of natural ambient.
“Today’s symbolic act is a clear proof that, in addition to mining, we are primarily trying to contribute to improving the environment of this region. High environmental standards, care and responsibility for environmental protection are the primary duties of our work,” said Deputy Director of the Rakita company which donated a park constructing.
He added that Zigin’s global approach to mining activities is presented in the parole “we take silver and gold from the mountains, but we return to them their green robe.”
The President of the Local Community Council Slatina Damjan Stanojevic reminded that “the people and the nature of Slatina have felt the great negative consequences of the centenary mining of RTB Bor”, and that he hopes that the cooperation with the companies Zigin-Rakit represents “a new era for Slatina in every sense”.
Apart from the fact that the centre of the village will now be enriched with a beautiful park, this is also a symbolic moment the citizens of Slatina strived for years; a responsible business with the respect to ecology, “said Stanojevic.
Last year, the company Rakita invested $ 130,000 in support of the local community.