Freeport-McMoRan Invests in Skills Development for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Jun 22, 2018 8:00 AM ET

June 22, 2018 - PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI), a Freeport-McMoRan company, has an extensive Community Economic Development program in the region where it operates in Papua, Indonesia.

PTFI’s Social Local Development department worked in partnership with the local government and the Timika Catholic Church to host boat operation and safety training and fishing skills for local entrepreneurs.

There were 40 attendees from the villages of Omawita, Fanamo, Otakwa, Ayuka, Tipuka, Nayaro, Koperapoka, and Nawaripi, in Papua, Indonesia.

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