Ambassador Watanabe given a sample of a Western Province A-grade dried vanilla bean by Innovative Agro Industry representative and Farm Manager Mr. Eitan Ribak.

The 2nd of November marks a special moment at Ok Tedi Development Foundation as the Japanese Head of Mission visited the OTDF head office.

The Japanese team led by his Excellency Ambassador Nobuyuki Watanabe made a courtesy call to OTDF Kiunga Office.

The visit was organised by Ok Tedi Mining Limited and accompanied by senior executives and managers from OTML Port Moresby and Tabubil offices.

Ambassador Watanabe received a warm welcome from OTDF Executive Management and staff with presentations of gifts and an overview of the company’s history and its role in the communities.

The Japanese Ambassador thanked OTDF for the welcome while saying, “I appreciate the work you do in the communities. I am very grateful to know this thank you very much for your kind contribution.”

The visit concluded with a visit to the Fly Vanilla Agro-Industrial Centre (AIC). The Ambassador and his official were privileged to be the first visitors to visit this monumental agri-business venture in Kiunga, Western Province.

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Renagi Koiro welcomed Ambassador Watanabe and the Economic Counsellor of the Japanese Embassy, Mr Satoshi Isono, and acknowledged the visit as the first to the organisation.

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