Papua New Guinea has the largest land area (roughly 1.2 times the size of Japan) and population (about 6.88 million people) among the Pacific Island Countries, and is blessed with abundant mineral resources such as gold, copper and petroleum. However, the transportation, power and energy infrastructures essential for a living base and economic activities are insufficient to meet the domestic demand. On the other hand, rural areas face problems such as a low literacy rate and high child mortality rate. Due to the overdevelopment and the influx of people into urban areas, the natural and living environments have worsened, and forest resources are also declining in quantity and quality. JICA's focus of assistance to Papua New Guinea is on: 1) strengthening the economic growth base, 2) improving social services, and 3) the environment and climate change.
|April 16, 2015||Project for Rehabilitation of the Madang Town Market|
|April 3, 2015||Press Release|
|March 26, 2015||The Project for Biodiversity Conservation through Implementation of the PNG Policy on Protected Areas|
|March 17, 2015||JICA in the News|
|March 6, 2015||Pilot Project Outline (Western Highlands): The Project for Capacity Development on Road Maintenance, Operator Training (1st year): The Project for Capacity Development on Road Maintenance, The Project for Capacity Development on Road Maintenance, The Project for Capacity Development of Department of Transport in Port Policy and Administration and Signing of Grant Agreement for the Project for Reconstruction of Bridges on New Britain Highway|