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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

Enlargement of the National Road Network

Progressively, as public roads are rehabilitated, upgraded or newly constructed, they will be selectively transferred from provincial to national ownership under the management of DOW, except where roads are transferred directly or at a later date to the NRA. The MTDP target is for 25,000 kms of public roads to be in national ownership by 2030 which will be the benchmark, along with the five year target points for monitoring achievement. This is expected to result in approximately 17,000 kms of public roads under DOW management by 2030, and a residual 12,000 kms in provincial ownership.

NRA Assumption of Responsibility for the Core National Road Network

Progressively, the core road network, comprising the most heavily trafficked rural roads, as they are brought up to maintainable standard, will be transferred to the management of the National Road Authority (NRA), which will fund the ongoing maintenance from road user charges. NRA will also be responsible for later upgrading and for rehabilitation/reconstruction of these roads at the end of their design life. The core road network corresponds approximately to the NR roads and certain of the NM and ND roads as presently numbered in the DOW inventory, although there will be a need to assess roads on a case-by-case basis for suitability for inclusion within NRA’s responsibility with regard to the need to meet upkeep costs from road user charges revenues. Some of the missing links, as and when constructed, may become part of the NRA responsibility if of sufficient functional and traffic importance. The MTDP expects this process to be completed within 20 years, and the MTDP targets will from the baseline for monitoring achievement.

Provincial Road Network

Provinces will be responsible for the public road network not under national ownership, expected to reduce from approximately 20,000 kms in 2010 to 12,000 kms by 2030 and to be concentrated on lower hierarchy access roads and local urban roads. This reduced responsibility is more in keeping with the funding provided through inter-governmental funding arrangements and the capacity of the provincial administrations.


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