The Civil Aviation Development Investment Program (CADIP) has been developed and adopted by the Papua New Guinea Government to revitalise and maintain the country's civil aviation network, including the nation's 22 airports. Its purpose is to ensure airports and air navigational infrastructure is compliant with international civil aviation safety and security standards. Furthermore, it is intended to establish a sustainable civil aviation network that supports the growth and development of Papua New Guinea.
The CADIP was approved by the Government through NEC Decision No: 145/2009. The CADIP will be implemented by the National Airports Corporation (NAC) formerly CAA over a nine year period (2010-2017). A Project Implementation Unit (PIU) has been established and staffed within the National Airports Corporation (NAC) to manage the program.
A Project Steering Committee (PSC) has also been established to oversee and guide the implementation of the program. This committee consists of key stakeholder departments including Treasury, Planning and Monitoring, and Transport. Furthermore, it is inclusive of sector agencies, including the NAC, Civil Aviation Safety Authority of PNG (CASAPNG) and Air Niugini Ltd.