Stone industry debates more agile inspections to unlock investments

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Invited by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), through the National Secretariat of Geology, Mining and Mineral Transformation (SNGM), the president of Centrorochas, Tales Machado, participated in the Meeting on Accredited Inspection in Mining Enterprises, held in the city of Brasília on October 27.

The gathering discussed the advantages of accredited inspections — in the regulatory phase at the ministry. The proposal allows stone manufacturers to hire independent companies, as long as they are accredited by Inmetro (the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality), to produce reports. “This authorization can unlock the concession of mining with great economic potential, reducing the waiting time in the industry by years. In a segment that follows global trends, being agile is essential to take advantage of opportunities,” said Machado.

“It is important to emphasize that no demand fails to be met with the independent reports. The entire inspection is carried out following the requirements of the Ministry, which has the final say on whether or not to accept the request made by the company,” he observed.

The meeting was attended by the country’s main mining leaders, including Vitor Saback (national secretary of the SNGM of the MME), who mediated the debates; undersecretary Brenno Zaban; Roger Romão and Mauro Henrique Souza (directors of the National Mining Agency); André Hernandes (Vice-President of Inspections at the Brazilian Conformity Assessment Association) and José Ricardo Pisani (Brazilian Commission on Resources and Reserves). The superintendent of Centrorochas, Giovanni Francischetto, also participated in the event.

Photo: Tauan Alencar/MME