• Transport

    OBG examines all aspects of local transport infrastructure, including sea, air and land. Our analysis within the transport sector reviews the major projects under way and planned, such as airport expansions, port plans, public transit systems, road construction and rail networks.
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Capacity constraints at the increasingly busy Jacksons International Airport (JIA) have made expansion of passenger facilities and runways an important priority for aviation stakeholders. Although the airport has already undergone recent renovations to expand its existing international passenger terminal, authorities are directing their...

 

What is your assessment of Papua New Guinea’s airport infrastructure in the run-up to hosting the APEC conference in 2018?

 

Challenging, disparate geography and low population density have created a unique set of challenges for Papua New Guinea’s transport industry. Costs are high across all three 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...

 

Papua New Guinea continues to grapple with some of the highest transport costs in the Asia-Pacific region, which has negatively affected the country’s business environment and investment climate. Although aviation and maritime shipping costs are also elevated, one of the most significant obstacles to affordable transport is the country’s...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

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...

After a number of challenging years, PNG is starting to hit its equilibrium point again. It has largely passed through the period of difficult adjustments, and now some balance has returned. A number of long-planned projects are progressing and new areas of opportunity are being explored.