Papua New Guinea Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2018

Developing Papua New Guinea’s infrastructure has long been a challenge due to its diverse terrain and unevenly distributed population. However, increased public investment is expected to boost the transport sector. Long-term projects, such as the Sustainable Highlands Highway Investment Programme, being executed by the Asian Development Bank in partnership with the government, and the Civil...

Although Papua New Guinea’s macroeconomic slowdown, challenging business climate and falling global commodity prices have weighed on trade and investment in recent years, the country continues to offer high-potential opportunities to investors.

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The aviation sector is experiencing rapid growth worldwide, propelled by booming tourism industries, lower air fares and the push for greater connectivity in an increasingly globalised economy. Middle-class expansion has also spurred growth in air travel, as more people are able to afford flights for holidays or business-related travel....

 

Developing Papua New Guinea’s infrastructure has long been a challenge due to its diverse terrain and unevenly distributed population. However, increased public investment is expected to boost the transport sector. Long-term projects, such as the Sustainable Highlands Highway Investment Programme (SHHIP), being executed by the Asian...

 

Key industries across the Highlands region are set to see major improvements as extensive transport upgrades take shape. The poor condition of the Highlands Highway is a major constraint on inclusive growth, exacerbated by the lack of logistics facilities for perishable and high-value goods. While significant investment is still needed, the 10...

 

The government of Papua New Guinea has ramped up connectivity efforts, with strategic agreements and infrastructure investments expected to increase international arrivals in the coming years.

Interviews & Viewpoints | Paul Abbot, CEO, PNG Air: Interview from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2018

 

What is your outlook for growth in Papua New Guinea’s aviation sector in 2018?

Although Papua New Guinea’s macroeconomic slowdown, challenging business climate and falling global commodity prices have weighed on trade and investment in recent years, the country continues to offer high-potential opportunities to investors.