Tag Archives: Freeport McMoRan


Before moving to Tembagapura, Chris worked in Freeport’s corporate office as part of the global health & safety team. His responsibilities included quarterly visits to PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI, Freeport’s affiliate in Indonesia). Each visit would end with a new collection … Continue reading

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Export Ban – Part II

After a six-month stalemate, a strategic agreement, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding, was recently signed by the Indonesian government and Freeport-McMoRan. The purpose of the agreement was to open a window for continued negotiations. It provides a … Continue reading

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, it would take more than a million words to describe Tembagapura; and one could easily drown in those words. These pictures don’t even begin to capture the essence and totality of this … Continue reading

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Mt. Zaagkam International School (MZIS)

The girls started school this week! They are attending Mt. Zaagkam International School (MZIS). MZIS is a very small school that operates exclusively for expatriates working for PTFI. It is owned and completely funded by the company, and is a … Continue reading

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