Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea

Equipment, technology and training to help Post PNG

The Australian Government and Australia Post are working together with Post PNG to help boost the country’s postal services.

In a ceremony this week in Port Moresby, Australia Post presented Post PNG with a range of equipment, including electric delivery vehicles (eDVs), motorbikes, wet weather gear, IT equipment and letter sorting equipment.

Over the next three years, Australia Post will also provide training to Post PNG to support the modernisation of their postal services.

The equipment and training is delivered as part of the Pacific Postal Development Partnership, between the Australian Government, Australia Post, Post PNG and other Pacific Island postal services.

PNG Post CEO Justin Worinu said, “Postal Services is a declining business and Post PNG is currently venturing into new and growing business opportunities such as logistics and financial services to remain relevant.”

“Post PNG plays a vital role in connecting communities and delivering essential postal services to citizens, businesses, and government services. The donation of postal equipment and the support from Australia Post and the Government of Australia under the Australia Post Pacific Partnership Program is greatly appreciated as it paves a new journey for more synergies between Australia Post and Post PNG in the delivery of postal services domestically and globally.”

“We are building capacity riding on our 44 post offices network, seeking assistance from our close friend Australia to assist us.  Our business plan is to secure the growth in the logistics and e-commerce space.”

Australia Post representative from the Office of the CEO, John Pyrros, said, “Australia Post has worked closely with Pacific postal operators like Post PNG to identify equipment and training to meet their individual needs.”

“With support from the Pacific Postal Development Partnership, Pacific Island posties will be able to deliver letters and parcels safer and more efficiently.”

Acting Australian High Commissioner, HE Dr Joanne Loundes said, “Australia understands the value quality postal services can deliver for the community.”

“Post PNG not only moves letters and facilitates communication, but also empowers trade and small businesses, provides financial and other essential services, and connects communities and their local economies to new economic opportunities.”

“Australia looks forward to continuing to support Post PNG though its partnership with Australia Post.”

Australia Post representative from the Office of the CEO (Manager International), John Pyrros (second from right) presenting the range of equipment to Post PNG CEO, Justin Worinu (third from left), and witnessed by Acting Australian High Commissioner, HE Dr Joanne Loundes (left), Kumul Consolidated Holdings Managing Director, Professor David Kavanamur (second from left) and staff from Post PNG.

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