in Tocantins, AM deputies pull debate on the potash exploration

Amazon has the potential to produce 25% Potassium consumed in Brazil.
25/02/2016 10h32 - Updated 25/02/2016 10h34
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The president of the Amazonas State Legislature (OF-AM), Mr Joshua Neto (PSD), and eight parliamentarians from the House are, this Thursday (25), in Tocantins, where present and discuss the proposed alternative as a region of potash exploration for economic matrix of the Amazon, today based on the Manaus Free Trade Zone (ZFM). The subject is one of the main themes of the 5th Extended Meeting of the Board of the Amazonian Parliament, We will also discuss the development of the primary sector in the region.

Josué Neto points out that today the Amazon has potash reserves can meet 25% domestic demand and believes that the data presented during the meeting can be the basis for the work of parliamentarians together with their respective governments in the implementation of development policies in the region.

According to the President of the Amazonian Parliament, Deputy Sinésio Campos (PT), the potash exploration is one of the main ideas advocated by Amazonian parliamentarians in recent years, including the agenda was the last meeting of Parliament in Acre. "It is a topic of common interest of all States in the Northern Region" said.

The mineral is also directly linked to the agricultural sector, since potassium is used in the production of fertilizers and Brazil currently consumes annually 9,3 million tons of mineral - about 90% It comes from abroad from countries like Canada, Russia, Germany and Israel.

One of the invited to the meeting of the Amazonian Parliament, and also the main speaker, It is the Agriculture Minister, Livestock and Supply, Káthia Abreu, will present data on federal government investments in the agricultural sector in the Brazilian Amazon, shortly after the opening of the event.

In the afternoon, after lunch, It will be the turn of the company's director Potassium Brazil, José Fanton, lecture on the Mineral Exploration Petrochemicals in the Brazilian Amazon. In July last year the company achieved the Amazon government authorization for exploration of mineral in the city of Autazes (distant 113 kilometers from Manaus). The mining complex is still under construction.

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