BCL marked its full-time return to Bougainville by holding its first board meeting there in more than 27 years, at Buka, on 3 August 2017.
The board, led by chairman Robert Burns and including Sir Rabbie Namaliu, Dame Carol Kidu and Sir Moi Avei were joined in Buka by the company’s senior management team.
“The Buka board meeting was something of a historic moment for us as a company and demonstrates our increasing level of commitment to Bougainville going forward,” Mr Burns said.
The company also met with Autonomous Bougainville Government President John Momis and Vice President Raymond Masono who re-stated their support for a new Panguna project with BCL as its developer.
BCL continued to build relationship with landowners from project areas and met with some of the members of each of the nine landowner associations who were in Buka for their bi-monthly meeting.