UK Trade Envoy for the Western Balkans Martin Vickers visited SASA
The Special Trade Envoy of the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the Western Balkans, Mr. Martin Vickers, visited the lead and zinc mine SASA, where, among other things, he had the opportunity to get acquainted with the new investment and development projects in SASA, as well as with the continuous investments of the mine in the implementation of many socially responsible activities and projects aimed at supporting the local community.
"For SASA, as part of Central Asia Metals, headquartered in London and listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, this visit of a senior representative of the British Government is very significant. We are fortunate to be supported widely, which should result in easier and faster implementation of our capital investments in further modernization of the mine and extension of its working life, which will certainly bring benefits to all stakeholders, including investors, SASA employees, as well as the people of the local community and the country as a whole," said SASA Sustainability Director Ivica Talevski.
During the visit, the SASA team explained to the senior British official the significant capital investment project that is currently underway. Approximately $25 million will be invested at SASA this year, which will ensure the mine uses more efficient mining technologies in the future that will optimize production and ore extraction in an even safer and more environmentally friendly way.
In addition, he was informed about SASA’s Foundation for Support of Sustainable Development, which invests in the order of $300,000 in local community support each year, particularly in areas such as education, science, environment, health, sports and support of vulnerable social groups.