Ministry of Transport (Thailand)

The Ministry of Transport (Abrv: MOT; Thai: กระทรวงคมนาคม, RTGSKrasuang Khamanakhom) is the ministry of the Government of Thailand responsible for the development, construction, and regulation of the nation's land, marine, and air transportation systems.

Ministry of Transport
กระทรวงคมนาคม
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Ministry of Transport
Ministry overview
Formed1 April 1912; 107 years ago (1912-04-01)
Preceding Ministry
  • Ministry of Communications
JurisdictionGovernment of Thailand
HeadquartersPom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok
Minister responsible
  • Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transport
WebsiteMOT

HistoryEdit

The Ministry of Transport was previously known as the Ministry of Communications (although the name is the same in Thai), and was founded in 1941. Its English name was changed to the Ministry of Transport in 2002, when the Reorganisation of Ministries, Government Agencies and Departments, B.E. 2545 Act came into force. It stipulated that the Ministry of Transport (the former Ministry of Communications) would have overall responsibility for transportation, transportation-related businesses, traffic planning, and transport infrastructure development.[1]

As of 2019, the ministry is headed by Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob.[2]

OrganizationEdit

The MOT is composed of ministry departments and profit-making state enterprises.[3]

DepartmentsEdit

State enterprisesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About MOT; History". Thailand Transportation Portal. Ministry of Transport (Thailand). Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  2. ^ Hongtong, Thodsapol (3 December 2019). "Govt to push ahead with unpopular Satun, Songkhla deep-sea ports". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  3. ^ "About MOT". Thailand Transportation Portal. Ministry of Transport (Thailand). Retrieved 6 February 2016.