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Codelco restarts structural projects

Chile’s state copper company Codelco has reactivated works at its structural projects suspended on March 9 to prevent the transmission and spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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Projects resume at Codelco in Chile

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Reactivated works include the Chuquicamata underground mine development and a new mine level at the El Teniente mine, both of which are about 50% complete. Early works at the Rajo Inca development at Salvador and construction at the Andina transfer project were also suspended as part of prevention measures.

"Sticking strictly to hygiene and safety measures, during recent weeks we have achieved to slowly restart activities at our main structural projects," the company said in answers submitted to the country's lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, reported El Mercurio.

 

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