One of the key challenges of transport that Papua New Guinea faces is for the people to have access to a well-integrated transport network amidst the mountainous, rugged terrain, tropical weather and the increasing cost of maintaining and providing transport infrastructure.

The Medium-Term Development Plan III (2018-2022) focuses on eight Key Result Areas (KRA) to achieve the five head-line Growth Goals of which the Department of Transport plays a role in addressing KRA#2: Quality Infrastructure.

The Economic Growth Goal is to:

 Improve infrastructure with sustainable and disaster-resilient quality to provide a more enabling environment for the growth of the economy and the improvement of service delivery.

The government will invest greatly in critical transport infrastructure to reduce the cost of doing business and to expand and stimulate economic growth.

Over the next five years, the focus will be on developing an easily accessible sea transport system to stimulate economic activities in the rural maritime regions and improve the efficiency of international shipping.

Maritime Projects

The Government will continue its investments in rehabilitation, maintenance, reconstruction and upgrading programs on the National Road Network, construction of economically vital missing link roads; and design, reconstruction and upgrading of bridges.

Road Projects

The Government will focus on connecting remote isolated regions that are hard to access by road and at the same time providing a safe, secure reliable cost-effective air transport system to promote economic growth.

Air Projects