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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 establishment of the Rural Transport Infrastructure Development Division (RTIDD) was to promote the development of sustainable transport infrastructure mainly in the rural regions of Papua New Guinea because these are the areas deprived of such infrastructure.

The RTIDD establishment is also to provide leadership to the provinces and to sectoral agencies to ensure that the infrastructure needs of rural and remote regions are included in transport sector development activities.

The division will make sure that these regions fully participate in the benefits of the economic development of the country which are consistent with Vision 2050 and the MTDS as a result of improved transport infrastructure.

Rural Airstrips Section

Most places in PNG are very remote and isolated, lacking two or three components of the transport system. Therefore, access to these places can only be through aircraft. The objective is to link these remote places to main service centers so that people can have access to basic and vital services and participate in the economic sector to sustain themselves.

Another objective is to extend air transport and communication networks through interaction among PNG societies.

Maritime Section

The objective for this section is to help disadvantaged communities along the PNG coastline and river communities by subsidizing shipping services to open up access to markets and other basic services for the people.

Also the section is responsible for reviewing and reporting issues and events concerning small craft safety, search and rescue and oil spills to the Secretary and Minister of Transport.

Community Development

The purpose of the Community Development Program is to generate awareness among communities in the catchment area of the opportunities provided by the rural airstrips and maritime infrastructure services under the Division and ensure that the target communities are actively engaged in the maintenance programs of jetties and airstrips.

The team also seek to encourage and promote gender equality in participation and access to rural transport services.

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