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PIP Number: 05059

Project Name: Manus Wharf Development

Objectives:

The feasibility study concluded in June 2019 and the report furnished 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.

Components:

The project components include:

  1. Environmental studies, Survey and Technical Design and Scoping (feasibility study completed in 2019)
  2. Procurement of equipment and materials
  3. Project Management Unit

Location:

South West Coast of Manus Island on the declared Economic Zone area of Ndraukei.

Justification: 

The wharf will complement the new N'Drauke township development on the West Coast of Manus Island. The port will also add value to the fish cannery project currently being developed by the National Fisheries Authority (NFA). The development of the port is timely considering Manus is a tax-free zone and will encourage business and trade in the province.

Capacity:

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.

Beneficiaries: 

This project will benefit the people of Manus particularly small scale fishermen, business houses, the New Guinea Islands region, PCL and PNG.

Sustainability:

Once the wharf is constructed it will be transferred to PCL. The Manus Provincial Government may enter into business arrangements with PCL on the ownership and management of the facility.

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