MTBS is proud to announce that it has embarked on a journey to assist the government of Papua New Guinea with the development of their port infrastructure. To plot out the future of the country and its people, the government drew up and launched Vision 2050 – a strategic document to guide the development of key sectors. The long-term strategy recognizes  ports as the gateway to growth and prosperity by providing integrated transport solutions.

To unlock the economic potential of the country, there is a need for an increase and/or improvement of the number of jetties and wharves in the country. However any port project, no matter what size, needs to be financially and technically justified if it is going to be planned, designed, and managed in a sustainable manner in harmony with the surrounding environment. This is where MTBS comes in.

Together with our partner, AWR Lloyd, MTBS will conduct a detailed market study to inform the commercial, economic and financial feasibility of developing two ports in the northern provinces of the country. Both ports have a strategic location and may become important gateways to connect domestic markets with global value chains. Last week, the project team of MTBS conducted an inception visit at the ports in order to obtain a firm grasp on the existing situation and to finetune the approach and methodology to execute this assignment.

In the coming months, the project team will work together with local partners and the clients to develop a sustainable port development plan that supports the PNG economy. Stay tuned for updates!

For further information, please contact:

Adriaan de Gruijter           Manager MTBS                  E: [email protected]             M: + 31 (0) 6 5316 0917

Tom Beving                        Manager MTBS                  E: [email protected]                          M: + 31 (0) 6 5190 4328