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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

i. PMV Association
The DoT realised the control of about 1000 individual PMV bus operators and over 500 taxi operators has been a huge tasks.  Thus, DoT has encouraged the formation of an association with Office Bearers been elected.  DoT believes control will be eased greatly as the PMV Associations will be the body accountable to DoT.

ii. PMV Ticketing
The DoT with the assistance from the PMV Ticketing Company is currently planning to introduce Passenger tickets and other relevant facilities.  It is anticipated that it will eliminate the problem of collecting bus fares (hard cash) and the risk of hold-ups.  It may also encourage buses to complete their designated routes, as most commuters tend to pay less than the recommended full fare or compromise.

iii. Amendment of Relevant Acts
Review of existing regulations to make them more strident and appropriate to current situations and environment is important.  Imposing heavier fines to deter traffic offenders are being initiated.  Authoritative powers for the Chairman of the NLTB and the SOMT to cancel default licenses are also being reviewed by the DoT Legal Team.

iv. Upgrading Enforcement
In addition to Point 2.4, DoT has deployed twenty (20) Police Reservists especially to combat the ongoing defective/unroadworthy PMVs on the public streets using the Arresting powers and amours (guns).

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