Gabriel is dedicated to the sustainable development of Rosia Montana and ensuring a positive impact from the Project for the region's residents, who today are isolated and plighted by an 80% unemployment rate. Mining has been the historic lifeblood of the community and Gabriel wants to resuscitate the region through a new investment in the Rosia Montana’s past.
Our commitment includes a comprehensive set of programmes designed to improve infrastructure and living standards, addressing education, skills training, assistance for the elderly, community health, job and business creation, and respect for the area's archaeological heritage.
Although the area of the mining operation itself is small, the immediate community infrastructure benefits of the Project extend much more widely. The investment will also help to protect the local agricultural sector and provide the underpinning for a growth in sustainable tourism.
In keeping with our commitment to social responsibility, Gabriel has been proactive in engaging communities located on or near the site in consultations and decision-making about the future mine proposal. A highest priorities has been to ensure that the resettlement and relocation of families affected by the mine is handled with car and empathy and with attention to protection of community identity and the cultural values of the region.
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Above: the Recea resettlement site
Following a US$32 million investment, the new Recea resettlement site in Alba Iulia
consists of 125 houses covering a 24 hectare area.
The entire infrastructure was donated to Alba Iulia municipality
and the site includes over 13 km of roads.
There were 12 construction companies involved in the
building process, of which nine were based in Alba Iulia
and three came from neighbouring counties.
In all, 1,670 people worked at the Recea site and there
is land available and in possession for expansion with up
to 80 additional houses.