On June 8, Odebrecht Empreendimentos Imobiliários delivered its clients 537 land parcels comprising the first stage in the implementation of the Vale dos Cristais development at Nova Lima in Belo Horizonte metro area. Land is delivered complete with the entire necessary infrastructure so clients may start construction of their houses at anytime. Vale dos Cristais marks Odebrecht's debut in the Minas Gerais real estate market. It presents a bold, audacious residential proposition, bringing about a new concept in living, which is being acknowledged as a successful standard trademark of reference in environmentally sustainable urban occupation. The area, designed by Gustavo Penna, who is in charge of the architectural propositions, will be delivered complete with sophisticated security monitoring system. Vale dos Cristais development started out in 2004, the fruit of a partnership between Odebrecht and the mining firm AngloGold Ashanti who owns the land.