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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 requirement for commercial freight vehicles (hire or reward services) to hold provincial or highway licences that specify the routes that can be run or the types of freight carried will be removed (quantity licensing). In future road freight licensing will be on a quality basis, requiring only that the operator has the financial capacity, good character and sufficient industry knowledge to operate a commercial freight business. Licences will be issued by the Road Transport Authority and no longer issued by provincial governments. Companies and persons operating heavy vehicles to support their own businesses (own account operation) will not be required to hold freight vehicle licenses.


 

Urban and rural PMVs and taxis are subject to route or area licensing which will be retained for reasons of providing a stable service based on planned routes or areas of operation and to facilitate the inclusion of social services. All licences will be issued through the Road Transport Authority in consultation with the relevant urban council (NCDC, city or town council) or provincial administration in the case of rural licenses.

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