05 Dec 2023

PBM wins 2023 ASEAN Mineral Awards – Best Practice in Minerals Distribution

Phu Bia Mining’s PBM Logistics team has won the 2023 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asia) Minerals Awards – Best Practice in Minerals Distribution.

This award recognises the outstanding work carried out by our Logistics team in performing their roles in uniquely challenging circumstances. From safely transporting dangerous materials to ensuring road safety in rural areas, the team runs a transportation network from the port in Thailand to remote, rural Laos. This win further highlights the experience and expertise of all our teams, who continue to make PBM regional leaders in all operational aspects – which also reflects well on the Laos mining industry.

His Excellency Ung Eang, Secretary of State representing the Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy, and His Excellency Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, the Secretary General of ASEAN, presented the trophy and certificate to the Logistics team at the gala dinner event. After their presentation the AMA Board of Judges commended our team for their excellence in logistics operation and Phu Bia Mining’s commitment to the continuing to grow the mining industry in Southeast Asia.

Daniel Zheng, PanAust Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, spoke proudly about the result. “It is an honour to win this regional award. This win reflects the hard work and dedication of the PBM Logistics team. The team have to transport dangerous goods from a port in Thailand to a remote part of Laos in what are often very difficult conditions. Well done to the team and keep up the great work.”

Mr Chanpheng Bounnaphol, Phu Bia Mining Chairman, added: “We thank the PBM Logistics team for their ongoing dedication and hard work. To win this regional award is something that both PBM employees and Lao people can be proud of. We had very strong competition from across the region and it is testament to our highly professional operations that we have won this prestigious award.”

This is the team’s first win at what was the 3rd ASEAN Mineral Awards event. The team were a finalist in Best Practices in Mineral Mining at the 1st AMA held in Yangoon, Myanmar and runner up in Best Practices in Metallic Mineral Processing at the 2nd AMA in Bangkok, Thailand.

Held biennially, the ASEAN Mineral Awards (AMA) honour mining and minerals processing companies operating in the Southeast Asian region that have made outstanding contributions towards the promotion of environmentally and socially sustainable minerals development in ASEAN. In April, the Phu Bia Mining Logistics team were selected by the Department of Mining Management and the Ministry of Energy and Mines to represent Laos in the category of Best Practices in Mineral Distribution.

We want to thank everyone in the Phu Bia Mining Logistics team who have contributed their hard work and dedication to help win this prestigious award.

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