2022 UAS Projects

This consultation paper seeks comments and suggestions from stakeholders on the proposed UAS projects for 2022.

To assist NICTA and the UAS Board to carry out their respective functions under Part VI of the Act, the UAS Board following public consultation approved the UAS Strategic Planning Report 2018-2022 (the Strategic Planning Report). The Strategic Planning Report provides a useful context, delineating the UAS objectives, and planning framework to assist the annual process of UAS Project identification and ranking. It should be noted that Strategic Planning Report is not binding and serves as a guide and for informational purposes. The Strategic Planning Report is available on NICTA/UAS website (www.nicta.gov.pg).

NICTA is inviting stakeholders, licensed operators and the general public to submit Universal Access Projects for consideration to be implemented in 2022. In this connection NICTA has also prepared proposed projects and a proposal form aimed at promoting discussion and consideration.

The consultation document has been prepared for the purpose of facilitating industry and wider public discussion on the UAS projects for 2022. The document contains projects NICTA considers as critical for implementation and invites comments and inputs from the public and interested parties.

Following consultation, NICTA will finalise the Report for submission to the UAS Board for consideration. The UAS Board will prepare a UAS Project report for submission to the Minister for ICT for consideration.

In developing the projects proposal for 2022, NICTA has taken into account the Government’s Vision 2050 Strategy, the Medium Term Development Strategy (2018-2022), Development Strategic Plan 2020 to 2030 and the UAS Strategic Planning Report.

Submissions should be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received by close of business on Friday 20th August 2021.

Copies of submissions received will be published on NICTA’s public register consistent with the requirements under subsection 229(3) of the Act. Any respondent wishing 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.

Enquiries in relation to this matter can be directed to Mr. Warren Suti at NICTA on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or contacted on phone 3033279 during office hours. 


Kila Gulo-Vui



Issue Date:

30 July 2021

Due Date:

20 August 2021

Public Notice:

Public Notice

Consultation Paper: