Rural Airstrip Agency has an Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
There are almost 500 closed airstrips around Papua New Guinea.
Many of these airstrips are in areas with large communities with government and church presence.
RAA’s work to restore these closed airstrips, significantly improves the standard of living for isolated communities by facilitating the connectivity of the communities to Government, economic and development services.
The average cost of restoring an airstrip is between K250,000 and K400,000.00.
The restoration program is conducted on the airstrips that were closed due to land erosion, overgrowth vegetation, or flood.
After identifying and prioritizing of the airstrips that need restoration. An initial survey on the airstrip is conducted to determine the scope of work, what equipment is needed to fly in then the restoration work commence. Finally, after restoration is completed, the airstrip is recommissioned and added onto our maintenance program.
The average cost of airstrip restoration depends on the initial survey report of the airstrip.
This cost does not include staff and utility costs (this is detailed in the Financial Considerations). The total cost of restoration activity with the equipment cost in the initial year (2015) is high as RAA is purchasing equipment and building its capacity; however in the later years the total cost decreases despite the increasing number of airstrips being restored.
So you have a rural airstrip on your mind. Tell your local Member of Parliament to contact us so we can survey your airstrip and work together to get it re-opened. Send us a message on firstname.lastname@example.org