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PIP Number: 05162

Project Name: NGI Transport Connectivity Project

Objectives:

To provide sustainable, efficient and reliable transport connectivity network in the NGI region and continue to the rest of the maritime spots of PNG to allow for service accessibility and to allow for economic growth.

Status:

The Department of Transport (DoT) prepared an NEC Submission and related documentation to seek NEC endorsement for establishing the project management unit (PMU) to start implementing this project together with the "National Shipping Project". However, only K500,000 was released towards the end of 2019. As a result, project activities will be implemented in 2020.

Components:

  1. Procure 1 regional roro vessel
  2. Procure 2 District Vessels
  3. Build 3 barge ramps (Labur, Rakanda & Kokopo)
  4. Rehabilitate Labur to Namatanai Road
  5. Rehabilitate Labur Wharf
  6. Land Facilities
  7. Contingencies

Location:

The project will be piloted in 2020 along the coastline between Labur, Rakanda and Kokopo in the East New Britain Province

Justification: 

This project will stimulate economic and social benefits to the NGI region population such as increased trade, business opportunity, tourism, inter-province medical and educational services, travel, agricultural production, agricultural downstream processing businesses, agricultural exports and many more. Productivity and improved livelihood will be expanded.

Capacity:

The Department of Transport can implement the project with experience on the management of NMSA, the lighthouse project and the community water transport.

Beneficiaries: 

This project will benefit the National Government, NGI Provinces, road and sea transport users and the general travelling public in the NGI region, international/tourists visitors and the local community at most.

Sustainability:

It is intended that assets developed under the project will be managed under a commercial arrangement where the respective Provincial Government/District will get into a business arrangement for ownership and management. The Provincial Government and all relevant Government agencies District, PNG Power, PNG Ports and Department of Transport will arrange for MOAs to consider the sustainability of the project.

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