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  • DoT Port visit at Puma Energy

    MTAP Port Visit

    Officers in the Maritime Technical Assistance Program observing ISPS security application at Puma Energy's port facility.

  • The Project for Capacity Development of DoT in port policy and administration

    Capacity Development Program

    DoT Maritime officers with JICA experts on a port facility survey as part of the Capacity Development Program on Port Policy and Administration

  • Moresby Express an ISPS compliant ship

    ISPS Compliant Ships

    Maritime Security Division enforces the ISPS code in PNG via the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulation 2005

  • TSPU officer at Jackson's airport, Port Moresby

    Transport Security Policy Unit

    TSPU officer from DoT at Jackson's airport

The Department Of Transport provides ministerial advisory services and policy and planning input to the air transport sector. The Air Transport Division (ATD) of DOT is responsible for the negotiation and administration of international air service licensing agreements for overseas carriers to provide services into and through Papua New Guinea. ATD is also responsible for issuing air services licences to carriers.

Institutional Structure in Air Transport
Institutional Structure in Air Transport

The Transport Security Unit within DOT is responsible for developing security policy and for ensuring that PNG complies with international conventions and agreements relating to aircraft, air service, air passenger and air cargo security both externally and internally.

The recently formed Civil Aviation Safety Authority is the principal regulatory agency in the sector and is responsible for safety certification of air operators, aircraft, air crew, air traffic controllers and airports. It ensures that PNG complies with international air safety conventions under ICAO.

PNG Air Services Ltd is the SOE responsible for providing, maintaining and developing air navigation and airways services infrastructure, comprising ground and satellite based navigation systems and management of the upper, middle and lower airspace, including overflying. PNGASL also coordinates aviation search and rescue.

National Airports Corporation (NAC) is the SOE responsible for the provision, maintenance and development of the 21 national government owned airports, including aviation security, airport fire crash and rescue services and control of ground movements of aircraft and other airport vehicles and equipment.

The Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) is a recently formed body responsible for investigation of the circumstances of air accidents on a “no fault” basis with a view to future prevention. 

Secretary's Foreword

In July 2013, the current Government approved the National Transport Strategy (NTS) which comprises the 2014-2030 Policy and related Investment Plan (2014-2018) as our road map for the Transport Sector in PNG. The NTS specifies the sub sector modal policies, plans and priority projects that have been identified by the sector agencies for delivery.

Department of Transport will continue to be the lead agency in the Coordination& Monitoring of the NTS and in developing transport sector policies, identifying and setting strategies, Planning & Budgeting and Monitoring & Coordination of those Policies and Plans for the three modes of transportation: air, land and sea in PNG.

The 2014 elevation of the former Ministry of Transport, under the Prime Minister's Ministerial Determinations, to the new Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure in the coordination of key transport infrastructures approved by the Government has challenged the Department's preparedness to take on the added responsibility.

However, this does not change our aspirations to focus on the Department of Transport's vision by striving to improve on our consultation and collaboration with our many stakeholders and partnering with the industry and communities to facilitate the delivery of a well-integrated, safe and sustainable transport system in PNG.

Our Secretary

Department of Transport & Infrastructure Secretary

Roy Mumu, OBE