Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) recently presented a cheque of K5, 000 to the University of Papua New Guinea’s Earth Sciences Division to support the university’s 2023 Geosciences Open Day, which is to be staged today, October 6th.
OTML Manager Corporate Affairs, Dexter Wagambie, presented the cheque to Dr. Jospeh Espi, Associate Professor and Head of Earth Sciences Division, in front of promising geoscientists and staff members.
Dr. Espi stated that the last Open Day was held in the 1990s.
“In 2022, we had our first Geosciences Open Day, and this year’s event will mark the second successive Geosciences Open Day.”
“We are immensely grateful to OTML, under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Kedi Illimbit for their unwavering support.”
Mr. Illimbit expressed his pride in OTML’s involvement.
“OTML is proud to be part of this milestone, and we look forward to continuing this partnership to inspire the next generation of geoscientists.”
The 2023 UPNG Geosciences Open Day promises to be a platform where geo-science enthusiasts, students, and professionals congregate to exchange ideas, showcase research, and inspire the future leaders of the industry.
The year 2023 also has special significance for the Department of Earth Sciences as it celebrates the ‘Golden Jubilee’ – 50 years of teaching, research, and community service in geosciences, collaboration, and graduates with quality, relevance, innovation and progress, from 1973 to 2023.