PIP Number: 04990

Project Name: Wewak Wharf Development


To construct a new wharf facility to enable increased movement of cargo and passenger, thus creating trade and socio-economic development.


The feasibility study concluded in June 2019 and the report provided to the Government. The next phase is to carry out the detailed design. The 2020 funding is to cater for the detailed design and land acquisition.


The project components include:

  1. Environmental studies, Survey and Technical Design and Scoping
  2. Procurement of equipment and materials
  3. Project Management Unit


The project is located in Wewak, East Sepik Province.


Provincial ports contribute significantly as links to regional shipping hubs for transportation of cargoes, passenger vessels, the shipment of commodities for exports and shipment of merchandise goods and services. The new Wewak wharf will complement the development and operations of the US$1.5 billion Oil Palm Development in the Sepik Plains. The wharf will be utilised to transport and export the oil palm products and will allow for increased cargo throughput.


The Department of Transport through its Project Management Unit has the capacity to implement the project in coordination with PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PCL) and other relevant agencies including the East Sepik Provincial Government.


This project will benefit the people of ESP, business houses, MAMOSE Region, PCL, and PNG as a whole.


The wharf, once constructed will be transferred to Ports Corporations Limited (PCL). The East Sepik Provincial Government may get into business arrangements with PCL on the ownership and management of the facility.