Knighthood for BCL chairman

The chairman of Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) Mel Togolo was bestowed with a knighthood in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The Bougainville-born Mr Togolo was awarded Knight Bachelor for his service to economic development, particularly in the mining and petroleum sectors, and to the community. Sir Mel is only

Meeting Women Leaders 

BCL Director Dame Carol Kidu met with women leaders who were among representatives of landowner associations from mine project areas during their bi-monthly meeting at Buka in August 2017. Those pictured (l-r) include: Helen Koike, Barbara Miriona, Anna Wakai, Scholly Namuna, Sophie Potou, Dame Carol, Jenny Sikota and Theresa Jaintong.

BCL Continues Arawa Football Association Support

Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) has continued its partnership with the Arawa Football Association (AFA) with the provision of K20,000 in renewed funding. The funds are targeted to assist with preparation for tournaments, identified as a priority area by the AFA. A majority of the funds were used by AFA to

BCL Partners With Arawa Football Association

Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) has partnered with the Arawa Football Association to provide an assistance package worth K7,450. BCL support has enabled the delivery of equipment to the Arawa Football Association including balls, pumps, whistles, watches and flags. The company’s contribution also went towards the purchase of trophies and shields

JPNCC Encourages Ongoing Discussions With Landowners

Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) has told representatives of Panguna mine-affected landowners that it welcomes direct dialogue between parties as well as collective discussion. The issue was raised at the Joint Panguna Negotiation Coordination Committee (JPNCC) meeting in Buka last Friday. Some landowner representatives said they would like to have regular,

BCL Sponsorship For Panguna Football

Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) has announced its support for the Panguna Metals Football Club. The sponsorship will provide up to K20,000 towards the costs of sporting equipment, transportation and accommodation as the team pushes for success in regional and national tournaments. Founded in 1998, Panguna Metals Football Club consists of
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Studies Will Provide More Information on Panguna

The abrupt shut-down of the Panguna mine in 1989 and its closure during the subsequent period of conflict on Bougainville meant there was no opportunity to implement plans for its formal closure. BCL is committed to undertaking appropriate remediation and rehabilitation studies and implementing environmental programs regardless of the future