Phu Bia Mining Celebrates Long-Serving Employees


Phu Bia Mining (PBM) has announced that 52 of its employees have achieved a Long Service Award for 10 years continuous service to the company.

The employees, many of whom are Lao-national, including eight female employees, were honoured at an awards ceremony at PBM’s Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation on 8 December 2016.

At the awards ceremony in recognition of their service to PBM, each employee was presented a certificate of appreciation and a gold necklace from the Managing Director of PBM’s parent company, PanAust Limited, Dr Fred Hess and Phu Bia Mining General Managers, David Reid and Richard Taylor.

Now in its second year, PBM’s Long Service Award initiative recognises employees who have been instrumental to the company’s ongoing success. Those who received awards this year were from a number of departments across the company’s operations including: commercial, human resources and training, logistics, mobile and fixed-plant maintenance, mining, processing, and transactional services.

Reflecting on those employees who received a Long Service Award this year, PBM Chairman, Mr Chanpheng Bounnaphol said that their contribution to the company cannot be understated.

“One of the key strengths of our company is our people. Together this year, we celebrated the wealth of experience and expertise that 52 of our long-serving, devoted employees have brought to the company. Between them they have worked more than 30,000 hours over the past 10 years,” Mr Bounnaphol said.


Source: Vientiane Times