Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML)

Ok Tedi praised for supporting NID project

Minister for Internal Security, Peter Tsiamalili Jr thanked OTML for supporting the project when he officially opened the new PNGCIR Office in Kiunga recently.   

The opening of the new office on 9th January 2023, also saw OTML officially handing over the project to the North Fly District Development Authority after successfully implementing the project for nearly five years at a cost of more than K9 million.  

Women’s Association donates fuel to Kiunga Police

Tutuwe Ara is one of nine women and children associations under the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) arrangement between Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) and the mine impact communities. 

Association Vice President, Serah Meroke made the presentation on behalf of the 29 Tutuwe Trust villages along the Kiunga to Tabubil Highway.

She said, “We did our association patrols and received reports of general law and order issues in our 29 villages.

OTML Committed To Sustain Essential Services

The plan, which has been developed and updated since 1997, includes;

OTML Marks Day Of Women In Mining

The members of the management team, OTML women employees and business partners attended the event in Tabubil.

Speakers at the event was, Manager Process Asset Renewal Interface, Lyndah Brown, who has 30 years of experience in the industry and Administration Officer Crane Services, Anna Aisa, who has served the company for 15 years.

Both women shared inspiring testimonies and challenges of working in the mining industry.

OWN President and OTML Manager Finance, Beverly Pasen, said the event was a celebration of the resilient spirit of women in mining.

OTML Opens Camp Facilities

OTML’s new admin office located near the main messing facility will improve camp and messing services that OTML provides for its workforce and visitors, while the cafeteria provides light snacks and beverages for workers who prefer a light meal outside the mess opening hours.

Managing Director and CEO, Musje Werror, stated that OTML is committed to providing a safe and conducive working environment for its employees and business partners.

The total cost of the project was US$1.2 million and included an upgrade of the mess parking area.

Mine Villages Get New Homes

The project was a partnership between Ok Tedi Development Foundation (OTDF), Finalbin community, local building contractors and Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) that saw these families each receive keys to their new homes this month.

Chairman of the Mine Villages, Maino Lucas, said the project was a sign of change in support at the mine’s executive management level, “The project delivered shows the leadership we have at the Ok Tedi mine, our people will benefit through this leadership.”

OTML Sign MoU To Develop Trades

The MoU signed recently between OTML’s Major Projects Business Unit and the KTVTC, defines the application and selection processes for the students attending the college. 
Under the MoU six students, three male and three female, studying different trades will be selected annually to join the Major Projects Business Unit over the next three years.

The program intends to build local capacity and human resource, and provide a career pathway for the successful applicants. KTVTC Manager, Helen Dupnai, thanked OTML for providing students an avenue to attain on-the-job training. 

OTML support to UPNG SMHS

This is an effort by the OTML to help improve health services in the country.  

The presentation was made at the Surgical Department of the Port Moresby General Hospital by the OTML representatives and were received by the teaching doctors and student doctors from the UPNG SMHS.

OTML Addresses Data Risks

OTML Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Musje Werror, said this in response to queries regarding the Mineral Resources Authority’s (MRA) plan to establish a mineral repository to monitor copper and gold production in the country.

Mr Werror said all mining operations under the revised Mining Act are obligated to provide this information to MRA.

K50m Road Agreement Signed

The agreement was signed today in Port Moresby between OTML and contractor, China Railway Construction Engineering Group Co. Limited for Phase One of the project. 

Funded under the Government’s Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme (ITCS) program, the project will be undertaken in three phases, with Phase One to start in February, this will include the upgrade and sealing of the highway starting at Kilometre-3 near Kiunga town. 
Phases 2 and 3 will follow suit once further funding is available through the ITCS.