A Primer on PNG’s PPP Act


In recent years, the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has promoted a policy emphasising the need for infrastructure development. In part, this renewed enthusiasm for the development of high quality infrastructure was seen as “critical to ensure that there is effective service delivery”.

The focus on infrastructure is unsurprising as PNG has a, “substantial unmet need for infrastructure investment and service delivery.” To address this, whilst ensuring PNG’s economic growth, the PNG Government in 2008 endorsed the National Public Partnership Policy (“the Policy”) that reflects the Government’s desire to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness and timely provision of infrastructure and services in PNG.

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