After 38 years of political independence and some early economic and social progress, most ofthe Papua New Guineas remain poor by both regional and international standards.
PNG’s population is estimated to be 6.5 million and is predicted to reach 9 million by 2020. Currently, 87% oPNG’s population live in rural areas in widely scattered communities that are often inaccessible by road. With this being said, infrastructure is vital in connecting communities to basic services such as health and education as well as to improver socialcohesion while facilitating access to markets for participation in economicactivities. The level of infrastructure within a province or district can affect both whther a community’s needs are metoandthe efficiency and effectiveness in whichthey are met.