2020 UAS Projects - Call for Proposals

NICTA hereby informs all stakeholders of the commencement of the Public Consultations for Universal Access and Service Projects for 2020 and invites all stakeholders to submit project proposals.

All stakeholders including the general public, ICT licensees, businesses, community groups and educational institutions are invited to submit project proposals for consideration and evaluation by the Universal Access Secretariat of NICTA. The proposals should seek to promote and contribute to the attainment of socio-economic development goals of government through ICT infrastructure, services and improve the availability of ICT services within the country particularly in unserved and under-served communities and areas. Interested stakeholders are advised to complete the Project Proposal Form “Form UAS 002” and submit the same to NICTA. The Project Proposal Form is available on the NICTA website (www.nicta.gov.pg).

NICTA will also be conducting a series of regional consultation meetings with all interested parties. The consultation meetings are scheduled as follows:

Region Date Venue Time
Southern Monday, 6th May 2019 Lamana Hotel, Port Moresby 9am - 4pm
New Guinea Islands Wednesday, 8th May 2019 Gazelle International Hotel, Kokopo
Momase Wednesday, 8th May 2019 Lae International Hotel, Lae
Highlands Friday, 10th May 2019 Highlander Hotel, Mt Hagen

All proposals should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by close of business Monday, 27th May 2019. Alternative forms of submission may be accepted by prior arrangements with our point of contact below. Any respondent that wishes to claim confidentiality over information submitted should follow the procedures set out in the current guidelines on the submission of written comments to public consultations and public inquiries, which are also available from NICTA’s Public Register at www.nicta.gov.pg

NICTA further advises that following receipt of submissions, NICTA may issue a draft 2020 Projects Report for public consultation before it can submit its Final Report to the Universal Access Board for consideration.

Enquiries in relation to this matter including interest to attend the consultation meetings should be directed to Mr. Veari Iru at NICTA, who can be contacted on 3033233 during office hours or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Charles S. Punaha

Chief Executive Officer



Issue Date:

30th April 2019

Close of Comments:

27th May 2019

Public Notice:

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Extension of Close of Comments:

7th June 2019

Extension Public Notice:

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PNG DataCo Limited Proposal

GabaSpot Wifi Proposal

Gulf Provincial Government Proposal

Hicoms Engineering Proposals

Holy Trinity Teachers College Proposal

Kingku Hitech Institute Proposal

Kopun Minto Rural Development Association Proposal

Pius Nolih Proposal

Rebiamul Primary School Proposal

Rosary Secondary Schools Proposal

Telikom PNG Limited (Kokopo) Proposal

Western Highlands Lutheran Students Graduates Union Proposal

Response to Comments Report:

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