Transport

Papua New Guinea Transport

A challenging, disparate geography and low population density have created a unique set of issues for Papua New Guinea’s transport industry. Costs are high across all major modes of transport, and a lack of connectivity presents a serious challenge to doing business outside of Port Moresby. The country’s recent construction boom in the lead up to ExxonMobil’s $19bn liquefied natural gas project has not been as beneficial to public spending as initially anticipated, and budgetary shortfalls caused by low global commodities prices and a wider macroeconomic slowdown have significantly affected the delivery of planned new transport upgrades. As a result, public spending on transport is projected to further contract every year until 2021.

This chapter contains an interview with Richard Yolo, Acting Managing Director, National Airports Corporation.

Cover of The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

The Report

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Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Richard Yopo, Acting Managing Director, National Airports Corporation (NAC)
Richard Yopo, Acting Managing Director, National Airports Corporation (NAC)