The objectives of the Wutung Pilot Border Trade Investment Development Project
(PBTIDP) are to remove the infrastructure bottleneck on the transport corridor and to
improve the investment environment in West Sepik Province (WSP) so that trade
opportunities can be opened up and potential businesses promoted in the region. The
Project aims to develop WSP into a dynamic growth centre for Papua New Guinea
(PNG) that can drive the development of the Momase Region including East Sepik,
Madang and Morobe Provinces and to other parts of PNG.
The project will strengthen the rural health system in selected areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG) by increasing the coverage and quality of primary health care (PHC) in partnership with both state and nonstate service providers through supporting the Government of PNG in implementing the National Health Plan (NHP) as it relates to rural health.
This report presents a world-wide inventory of operating mines that dispose of mine tailings to marine and riverine waters and a review of what is known about the environmental impacts of those discharges. The report was commissioned by the International Maritime Organization, specifically the IMO Secretariat for the London Convention 1972 and the 1996 London Protocol, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Global Programme of Action.
A Basic Education For All (EFA) is critical if all citizens are to participate in a modern society. This is a
right for all children, both boys and girls, in Papua New Guinea as stated in the National Constitution. A
basic education is essential for the personal development of all people to provide them with the skills and
knowledge to improve their quality of life.
Papua New Guinea is committed to Sustainable Development through its StaRS Strategy and Vision 2050. PNG has also signed up to Rio Conventions and supplement agreements and protocols which needs monitoring and evaluation. Sustainable Development Goals are very important as it simplifies the Sustainable Development approaches.
In urban areas, responsibility for providing piped water and sewerage services in the nation’s capital, Port Moresby, lies with Eda Ranu, and for the remaining provincial and district towns with Water PNG (formerly the PNG Water Board). Service provision to these areas are estimated to be 89% access to safe water (little change from 87% in 1990), and 57% access to safe sanitation (down from 89% in 1990)1. Access to services in urban areas struggle to keep up in the face of rapid urban population expansion.
vPapua New Guinea has ratified all eight core ILO labour Conventions. In view of restrictions on the trade union rights of workers, discrimination, child labour, and forced labour, determined measures are needed to comply with the commitments Papua New Guinea accepted at Singapore, Geneva and Doha in the WTO Ministerial
Declarations over 1996-2001, and in the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its 2008 Social Justice Declaration.