Ministry of Transport and Communications (Myanmar)

Ministry of Transport and Communications (Burmese: ပို့ဆောင်ရေးနှင့် ဆက်သွယ်ရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန; abbreviated as MOTC) is the government agency of Myanmar. The ministry is currently led by Union Minister, Thant Sin Maung.

Ministry of Transport and Communications (Myanmar)
ပို့ဆောင်ရေးနှင့် ဆက်သွယ်ရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန
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Seal of the Ministry
Ministry overview
Formed30 March 2016 (2016-03-30)
JurisdictionGovernment of Myanmar
HeadquartersNaypyidaw
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Kyaw Myo
Websitewww.motc.gov.mm

HistoryEdit

On 29 January 1992, the Ministry of Transport and Communications was organized with Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Rail Transportation and Ministry of Communications, Post and Telegraph.

On 9 November 2012, the Ministry's name was changed as Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

On 30 March 2016, it was changed as Ministry of Transport and Communications by U Htin Kyaw's new government.[1]

In 2019 and 2020, the Ministry ordered Telenor Myanmar to stop providing service to townships in Rakhine State and Chin State, citing the Rohingya conflict.[2]

DepartmentsEdit

  • Union Minister Office
  • Department of Civil Aviation
  • Department of Marine Administration
  • Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems
  • Department of Meteorology and

Hydrology

Telecommunications

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Ministry of Transport and Communications".
  2. ^ Aung, Thu Thu; Moon, Sam Aung; Latiff, Rozanna. Cameron-Moore, Simon; Perry, Michael (eds.). "Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states: telco operator". Reuters. Norwegian mobile operator Telenor Group said in a statement the transport and communications ministry had ordered mobile internet traffic to be stopped again in five townships in Rakhine and Chin states for three months.