Pacific Resource Infrastructure Facility (PRIF)

Established in 2008 to provide technical assistance, research and knowledge products on key infrastructure issues to Pacific island countries

and as a coordination facility for the principal development partners in the region.

Transport - Land

Niue Transport Strategy and short term action plan

This is the Government of Niue’s (GoN) first National Transport Strategy, which brings together into a single document GoN’s policies on the aviation, maritime and land transport sectors, as well as relevant institutional, operational and investment activities. This strategy document provides guidance for the development of Niue’s transport network and services from 2017 to 2026.

Pacific Transport Update 2013

The Pacific region embraces many nations with great variance in land, topography, area, population, resources, and development constraints and prospects. But all face transport challenges to achieving adequate global, regional, and local connectivity to markets and essential services.

This update describes the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) assistance to Pacific developing member countries in improving many facets of their transport systems.

Pacific Regional Transport Study

This study results from a proposal put forward by the Australian Prime Minister. During the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Leaders’ meeting in Auckland, New Zealand in August 2003, Pacific Island Forum Leaders agreed to support a Pacific Regional Transport Study (PRTS) covering both aviation and shipping. The major objective of the PRTS as stated in the Terms of Reference (TOR), was to identify and bring forward as soon as possible for Leaders’ consideration, practical recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of air and shipping services.

Solomon Islands - Climate change adaptation in the transport sector

Transport infrastructure plays a vital role in the economy of the Solomon Islands, contributing approximately 13% to Gross Domestic Product.

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) is mandated to provide and manage infrastructure and transport services throughout the Solomon Islands and has primary responsibility for roads, wharves and airstrips. Recent weather events have highlighted vulnerabilities to some aspects of our transport network. Increasingly, risks to transport infrastructure and the services it provides will be impacted by projected changes to climate.

Improving Accessibility in Transport Infrastructure Projects in the Pacific Islands

On Tuesday 19 July, during the Pacific Update Conference in Suva, Mr Setareki Macanawai, CEO of the Pacific Disability Forum, presented a new PRIF research report on improving accessibility in transport infrastructure for people with disabilities – ‘Improving Accessibility in Transport Infrastructure projects in the Pacific Islands’.