By GERALDINE VILAKIVA
THE mining engineering department of the University of Technology received a timely donation of K150,000 from the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (PNGCMP) last Thursday.
The donation included a K140,000 25-seater bus and six new sets of computers and a printer.
When presenting the items, the vice-chairman of the PNGCPM and Ok Tedi’s corporate affairs manager, Musje Werror, said the donation was part of the chamber’s commitment to encouraging high standards of work, learning and performance for staff and students in the department.
He therefore encouraged staff and students to utilise the tangible resources they have to maximising their learning and teaching outcomes.
In receiving the donation, acting head of the department Manau Saki, thanked the chamber, saying mining engineering department was in dire need of such resources and assured the guests that the donation would go along way.
The new bus will be use especially to transport students on field trips to mine sites such as Hidden Valley, Porgera and Ramu nickle
while the computer sets would be used by the final year students for their field research, projects and data collection.
Also presented to witness the occasion was executive director for PNGCMP Greg Anderson and the Vice-Chancellor of the university Misty Baloiloi.