The NCDC says this follows several years of planning by and negotiations with other authorities, resulting in permission for it to operate an alternative service initially on eight routes.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop, who has driven the decentralisation initiative, has given the assurance that the new service will seek to promote and deliver a public transport that is reliable, safe, efficient and affordable.
"We will start with two initial routes and then gradually cover all eight routes. If all goes well, we can cover more routes and deliver a greater and better service the growing metropolis like Port Moresby deserves," he said.
Parkop has called public motor vehicle owners and operators to support this initiative work with NCDC to deliver a better public transport system for Port Moresby.
He assured the PMV owners and operators that the new service would run routes not serviced by the existing PMV in order to complement their efforts.
The eight new routes are:
• Gerehu to 9 Mile return.
• 9 Mile to Laloki Bridge return.
• 9 Mile to 14 Mile return.
• 6 Mile to Bautama return.
• 4 Mile to Taurama return.
• Waigani to Konedobu return.
• Gerehu to Waigani return.
• Route 8: Still to be decided.
Parkop said APEC buses would be used to service the routes during peak hours and reasonable fees would be charged.