Rakita Exploration d.o.o. Bor, which operates as part of the Chinese mining corporation Zijin Mining Group, donated close to 19,000 protective masks to help the residents of Slatina, Brestovac and Metovnica villages to fight against the Covid-19 virus.
“I am especially pleased that by donating these protective masks we can help our friends from Slatina, Brestovac and Metovnica. The Covid-19 virus is our common enemy and we have certainly joined forces in this fight. Rakita and the local population have good cooperation and this is just another segment that confirms that we have the same goals and interests. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local population for their support in the implementation of the mining infrastructure project and I would like to emphasize that Rakita will always be there to help when needed“, said Gan Yonggang, Deputy General Manager, Rakita Exploration.
The donation was received by the presidents of the local community councils on behalf of the villagers. In Slatina, Boban Milojkovic, in Brestovac, Vlastimir Cosic and in Metovnica, Dejan Markovic. The words of gratitude on behalf of all residents of these three villages were addressed by Dejan Marković, President of the Metovnica Local Community Council.
“I am pleased to see our friends from Rakita again, and this donation confirms that we really have good cooperation. Rakita is trying to help the surrounding villages and I believe that these protective masks will mean a lot to the local population. Although the state of emergency has been lifted, it is necessary for people to be cautious and to use protective masks to keep the corona virus from spreading. On behalf of all residents of Slatina, Brestovac and Metovnica, I would like to thank this donation and send support to the Rakita management for the construction of a mine, which I am sure will be of benefit to all of us“, said Dejan Marković, President of the Metovnica Local Community Council .
U Boru, 08.05.2020. godine Rakita Exploration d.o.o. Bor