The Ambassador of Indonesia to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, His Excellency Andriana Supandy, recently visited the Ok Tedi mine on February 22.
Ambassador Supandy, together with his delegation was accompanied by Member for North Fly and Vice Minister for Mining and Border Development James Donald as part of the ambassador’s tour of the Western Province.
During the visit, OTML Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mark Thompson presented a brief overview of the Company’s operations.
Mr Donald said given that Western Province’s land mass shares a sizable portion of the PNG-Indonesian border, it was only right that the province strengthens existing bi-lateral ties both countries have.
Ambassador Supandy was impressed with OTML’s strong operations despite numerous global challenges recently such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the high fuel costs, and the Russian-Ukraine conflict that has impacted world commodity prices.
“I am impressed with OTML’s efforts to have mitigated the impacts of these many challenges and your business outlook over the next decade,” H.E Ambassador Supandy said, adding Ok Tedi is a very important strategic project for Papua New Guinea.