2 Apr 2009

Australian firm gets nod for lucrative contract in PNG

11:22 am on 2 April 2009

The Australian infrastructure contractor Cardno has won a 106-million US dollar contract under the Papua New Guinea-Australia Law and Justice Partnership,

The Queensland Business Review reports that the five-year, AusAID-funded programme will see Brisbane-based Cardno deploy a group of 20 to 30 professionals to Port Moresby mid-year, to strengthen the law and justice system in the country.

The team's mandate is to try to achieve greater efficiency in government services, private sector development, protection of human rights and improved democratic systems.

Professional advice and proactive support will be provided to the PNG Government in an attempt to tackle the targeted areas.