Mercado do Cristal

Project by Camargo Corrêa Institute benefits artisans from Cristalina-GO

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 16:53
Mercado do Cristal will benefit over 65 artisans from the Cristalina Artisans Association Mercado do Cristal will benefit over 65 artisans from the Cristalina Artisans Association

A partnership between Camargo Corrêa Institute, the National Bank for Social and Economic Development (BNDES) and Construtora Camargo Corrêa opens, on December 13, the Mercado do Cristal, in the municipality of Cristalina, Goiás.

With the purpose of strengthening the region's gem and jewelry production chain, Mercado do Cristal comprises a space of 1.7 thousand square meters, with seven stores, area for fairs, snack bar and auditorium for 50 people. The idea is that the market becomes a reference center for the sale of mineral handicrafts and a space for qualification and articulation of artisans.

The land was donated by the local administration of Cristalina and Camargo Corrêa Institute, Construtora Camargo Corrêa and BNDES invested in the construction of the market. The action is part of the Terra Cristal project, conducted since 2009 by the Institute and Construtora Camargo Corrêa. The project also counts on technical support by Sebrae Goiás and Meio Institute, and involves 65 artisans from the Cristalina Artisans Association.

Over the past few years, qualification, consultancy and management advice courses were offered, in addition to actions to strengthen the Cristalina Fair (Fecris) – held annually in the city.