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 6, 2016||MoU was signed for launching the "Bird Watching Project" on 19th February 2016|
|March 16, 2016||JICA in the News|
|March 7, 2016||Report on Papua New Guinea's participation in COP21|
|January 29, 2016||Project pamphlet for "Capacity Development Project for Operationalization of PNG Forest Resource Information Management System for Addressing Climate Change 2014-2019" (25th January 2016) (PDF/597KB)|
|January 14, 2016||Training in Japan for PNG Forest Authority Project Counterpart staff in September 2015 and Second Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) on 19th August, 2015|