Papua New Guinea and Australia: a broad and enduring partnership infographic

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Papua New Guinea and Australia: a broad and enduring partnership

Sanap strong wantaim (Standing strong together)

  • 560 Australia Award Scholarships 2018, 60% women
  • 54,000 Australians visit PNG each year (PNG Tourism Promotion Authority 2016)
  • 10,000 Australians in PNG at any time
  • 3500 Australians complete the Kokoda Track annually
  • 3000 legal and support officers trained / $572.2 million in official development assistance 2018-19 (PGK 1.4 billion)
  • 4km distance between Australia and PNG
  • Maintain core network of 16 National Priority Roads, 2000km of roads improved in 2017
  • Around 5000 Australian businesses operate in PNG investing over $16 billion (PGK 39 billion) into PNG economy
  • $2 billion Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific
  • $6 billion (PGK 14.3 billion) worth of two-way trade in 2017
  • 4 new patrol boats
  • High speed internet for PNG through an undersea telecommunications cable
  • Dr Rebecca Williams (left), a senior clinician at Kompaim Hospital in Enga is helping train Olivis Salagaras, an Australian medical student from Adelaide University, who is doing a placement at the hospital as part of her studies.
Last Updated: 5 December 2018