The National,Thursday19 January 2012
A COMPANY has given about K11,000 (A$5,000) to the Tabubil Hospital in the North Fly district, Western province.
The amount was given by Downer EDI Mining, a mining division of Australian-based company Downer Australia. It is contracted by OTML at its mine site for diamond drilling and underground mining requirements.
Geoff Crooks, Downer Australia operations manager – east underground development and exploration drilling, said it was part of the “best health, safety and environment performance for a short term/small project” award won by Downer’s Tabubil-based site manager Damian Brice-Houseman.
Crooks said it was the first time for their PNG-based project at OTML to win the achievement and the company felt it was best to donate the money to the hospital.
“It is really pleasing to know that Damien and our OTML contract manager Luke Jackson chose to donate the money to Tabubil Hospital,” he said.
The presentation was witnessed by the OTML managing director and chief executive officer Nigel Parker, general manager government and external relations Musje Werror, Tabubil Hospital administrator Sr Joseph Taylor and hospital staff.
Sr Joseph said the money would be used to buy new medical equipment.