The Highlands region consists of seven mountainous landlocked provinces with high agricultural production of fresh produce and cash crops, mainly coffee, tea, and cocoa, contributing a third of PNG's gross domestic product; and mineral and petroleum resources accounts for nearly 80% of national exports. The 1,200 km long 2-lane rural Highlands Highway is the lifeline for the Highlands region connecting 1,800 km of regional and feeder roads servicing about 3 million people, of whom 85% are rural, and transferring goods. The Highway connects the Highlands region to the coastal provinces and the country's main port in Lae.
Department of Works
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Papua New Guinea
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