Miner maintains direction despite the politics of government support.
Wednesday 07 February 2018
Indian miner Adani has released a statement reaffirming its commitment to building the Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin, despite the politics surrounding the project.
In a short statement this week, the company said the State and Federal governments had rigorously assessed the Carmichael Project, and they had all the necessary approvals and indigenous land use agreements required for it to go ahead, and they were continuing to invest in it.
“Adani Australia currently has 800 people working across operations and projects in Queensland, and each month we pay $7.2 million in salaries to our direct staff and seconded employees (average for last six months),” they said.
“We remain committed to the Carmichael project and look forward to the time when more people in places like Townsville and Bowen can join the Adani team.
“Over the life of the Carmichael mine, Adani Australia will create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs.
“Those are jobs with Adani, our contractors, the mining support industry, and in community businesses like supermarkets and petrol stations where our employees and contractors spend their money.”