We are happy to share with you the latest developments of the Western Pacific University (WPU) in Ialibu for 2017. The project is progressing well according to the schedule developed. We would like to express our appreciation to the Office of the Prime Minister, the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and the Government of Papua New Guinea for supporting this critical to the national economic and human resources development project.

This study will address the question of how the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) can improve the public and the private sector labour market. It is well-taken that GoPNG policies already guide development toward performance enhancement of the public and private sector are driven economy; this study, however, will allow us to develop programs through which job-seekers can develop the right skills, find employers who will hire them and, whereby, companies can find the employees they need. The government, meanwhile, will maintain its focus on the creation an enabling environment in which the best matches between job-seekers and employers can be made.

This research focuses on only on Port Moresby but is conducted across all provinces. As we have few new research outcomes related to future labour market needs, but they have been carried out in Port Moresby. Thus, the WPU established a team to conduct an assessment of the present and future labour market needs throughout Papua New Guinea.


The WPU Management Team established two mobile site offices.

Excavations and cutting new loop road

 Worked on house pads and ring access road through Proposed library site

Type D excavations of Library and SMF at sections C

One of the access roads





Overview of 03B: Southern Highlands – Ialibu.

His Excellency Mr Li Ruiyou and Mr Cai Shuizeng expressed their views that Kina 49,378,160.00 from the People’s Republic of China’s Grant might be available.

The establishment of the WPU will take seven full years. WPU is seeking financial assistance from the People’s Republic of China for the stage one that is critical for the university to begin its operation and enroll first group of students in 2019. To total investment scale of the project is Kina 607,157,437.60.

Below, please see some photos showing His Excellency Mr Li Ruiyou with Ialibu Acting Administrator, Mr Jacob Iki and their staff.

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His Excellency Mr Li Ruiyou with other victors on the construction site.


Developments 2020


Administration Building, Staff Houses, Dormotries, Student Mass and Campus Road 



Administration Building, Staff Houses, Dormotries, Student Mass and Campus Road

We hope you enjoyed this short update on the latest development on the site.