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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

A Road Fund has been legally established under the National Roads Authority Act. It is a special purpose off-budget fund for financing maintenance and rehabilitation of those national roads for which full upkeep responsibility has been transferred to the NRA from DOW by Gazette notice. Upkeep includes road and road corridor maintenance, bridge and other structural maintenance and all road furniture, traffic facilities and road safety services. Eventual reconstruction and upgrading of roads under NRA responsibility will also be funded from the NRA Road Fund.

The Road Fund will receive revenues from nationally levied road user charges and other sources, and NRA will distribute these funds against programmes for road maintenance and rehabilitation based on road asset management information. The NRA will work with Government to extend the present allocation by Treasury of part of the excise duty on diesel fuel to the Road Fund to a fully-fledged Road Fund obtaining revenue directly from a charge on diesel and petrol, from an annual charge on motor vehicles and heavy vehicle charge at the time of relicensing, and from such other sources as may be considered practical and appropriate.

NRA and DOW will manage the rate of transfer of roads to NRA responsibility such that the Road Fund revenues are sufficient to fully fund the costs of sustaining the NRA network in the long term.

NRA will continue to develop the necessary technical and financial expertise to assess needs of their core road network, to ensure efficient and effective use of monies from the Road Fund, and to evaluate the performance of completed work. The records of meetings, processes and decisions of the NRA will be publicly disseminated. External oversight of the NRA will be maintained by the Auditor General and by the responsible Minister with monitoring assistance from the DOT.

NRA will annually provide a Statement of Intent for the works that it intends to implement and a Statement of Performance after the year end, reporting the achievement of targets and monitoring the cost effectiveness of the services purchased.

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