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Brazil agency grants preliminary license to China's State Grid -document

SAO PAULO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Brazil's environmental agency Ibama granted China's State Grid Corp a preliminary license to a second transmission line to connect Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the Amazon to the grid, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

State Grid still has to secure a second authorization to start construction. Last month, Reuters reported the environmental license, which took longer than expected to be issued, would be granted in February.

(Reporting by Silvio Cascione; Writing by Tatiana Bautzer; editing by Grant McCool)