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Brief History

East New Britain Development Corporation formerly known as Dawapia Construction is the sole operating successful business arm of East New Britain Provincial Government in Papua New Guinea. The Company was established in August 1976, a year after Papua New Guinea gained independence. The Company and its success’s over 38 years of operations is the pride of the government and the people of East New Britain Province. From an initial start-up capital from the National Government, the company has grown its portfolio now covering subsidiary business investments. It is indeed one of East New Britain’s success stories.

The Company main office is located in Kokopo, Dawapia building opposite Andersons.


To be the envy of others as a provincial government owned business arm in delivering tangible results, operating under sound business principles, with social responsibility, safety, profitability and sustainability being the key pillars to our vision.


ENBDC Group of Companies will use its resources to build sustainable growth through diversification, process improvements, innovation and utilizing the intelligence and commitment of our people to continue to seek out new opportunities that will deliver consistent superior results for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Core Values

  • Work Together
  • Care about People
  • Act with Honesty & Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Innovative & Problem Solving
  • Seek High Performance in ourselves & others.
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