Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Taiwan)

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC; Chinese: 交通部; pinyin: Jiāotōngbù; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kau-thong-pō͘) is a cabinet-level governmental body of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in charge of all policy and regulation of transportation and communications networks and administration of all transportation and communications operations and enterprises in Taiwan.

Ministry of Transportation and Communications
Jiāotōngbù (Mandarin)
Kâu-thûng Phu (Hakka)
ROC Ministry of Transportation and Communications Emblem.svg
Transportation and Communication Building.jpg
Agency overview
FormedJanuary 1912
Preceding agency
HeadquartersZhongzheng, Taipei
Ministers responsible
Parent agencyExecutive Yuan


Former Ministry of Transportation and Communications building in Nanjing.

In Taiwan, transportation and communications operations comprise four categories: communications, transportation, meteorology, and tourism. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications is responsible for making policy, formulating laws and regulations, and overseeing operations in the area of transportation and communications.

Communications operations encompass postal services and telecommunications. Postal services are managed by Chunghwa Post Co., Ltd. In regard to telecommunications, the MOTC is responsible for overall planning of communications resources, assisting and promoting the communications industry, and fostering universal access to communications.

Transportation operations are divided into land, sea, and air transportation.

Land transportation comprises railways (including conventional railway, mass rapid transit, and high-speed rail) as well as highway transportation. Conventional railway is planned and sponsored by the Taiwan Railways Administration and Railway Reconstruction Bureau. Mass rapid transit systems are managed by the Bureau of High Speed Rail, Taipei City Government and Kaohsiung City Government. High-speed rail is managed by the Bureau of High Speed Rail. Highway transportation is managed by the Directorate General of Highways, Taipei City Government, and Kaohsiung City Government. Expressways are constructed by the National Expressway Engineering Bureau, and managed and maintained by the National Expressway Bureau under this ministry, respectively.

Sea transportation consists of water transport and harbors. Shipping carriers of water transport are privately operated, while all harbors are operated by the various harbor bureaus under this ministry.

Air transportation includes airline companies and airports. Airline companies are privately operated, while airports and flight navigation services are operated by the Civil Aeronautics Administration under this ministry.

Also the Central Weather Bureau under this ministry handles all national meteorological operations.

And the Tourism Bureau under this ministry provides planning and oversight for tourism development.


The administrators of MOTC include the Minister, Executive Vice Minister and two Administrative Deputy Ministers.

MOTC is divided into an Internal Division and an External Division.

Internal DivisionEdit

Secretariat, Office of Technical Superintendents, Office of Counselors, Department of General Affairs, Department of Personnel, Department of Civil Service Ethics, Department of Accounting, Department of Statistics, Legal Affairs Committee, Petition Reviewing Committee, Road Traffic Safety Committee, Office of Science and Technology Advisors, Information Management Center, Transportation Mobilization Committee, Department of Railways and Highways, Department of Posts and Telecommunications, Department of Navigation and Aviation, Transportation and Communications Management Unit.[1]

Administrative AgenciesEdit

Government corporationsEdit

List of MinistersEdit

Lin Chia-lung, the incumbent Minister of Transportation and Communications

Political Party:   Kuomintang   Non-partisan/ unknown   Democratic Progressive Party

No. Name Term of Office Days Party Premier
1 Yu Dawei (俞大維) 31 May 1948 8 February 1949 253 Independent Weng Wenhao
Sun Fo
Ling Hongxun (凌鴻勛) 8 February 1949 21 March 1949 41 Kuomintang Sun Fo
He Yingqin
2 Duanmu Jie (端木傑) 21 March 1949 1 February 1950 317 Independent He Yingqin
Yan Xishan
Yan Xishan (閻錫山) 18 December 1949 1 February 1950 45 Kuomintang Yan Xishan
3 Chen Liang (陳良) 1 February 1950 15 March 1950 42 Kuomintang Yan Xishan
Chen Cheng I
4 He Zhong-han (賀衷寒) 15 March 1950 1 June 1954 1539 Kuomintang Chen Cheng I
5 Yuan Shou-chien (袁守謙) 1 June 1954 23 July 1960 2244 Kuomintang Chen Cheng I
Yu Hung-Chun
Chen Cheng II
6 Shen Yi (沈怡) 23 July 1960 11 December 1967 2697 Kuomintang Chen Cheng II
Yen Chia-kan
7 Sun Yun-suan (孫運璿) 11 December 1967 11 October 1969 670 Kuomintang Yen Chia-kan
8 Chang Chi-cheng (張繼正) 11 October 1969 1 June 1972 964 Kuomintang Yen Chia-kan
Chiang Ching-kuo
9 Kao Yu-shu (高玉樹) 1 June 1972 11 June 1976 1471 Independent Chiang Ching-kuo
10 Lin Chin-sheng (林金生) 11 June 1976 1 December 1981 1999 Kuomintang Chiang Ching-kuo
Sun Yun-suan
11 Lien Chan (連戰) 1 December 1981 23 April 1987 1969 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
Yu Kuo-hwa
12 Kuo Nan-hong [zh] (郭南宏) 23 April 1987 1 June 1989 770 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hwa
Lee Huan
13 Clement Chang (張建邦) 1 June 1989 24 April 1991[2] 692 Kuomintang Lee Huan
Hau Pei-tsun
Ma Cheng-fang (馬鎮方) 24 April 1991 1 June 1991 38 Kuomintang Hau Pei-tsun
14 Eugene Chien (簡又新) 1 June 1991 27 February 1993 637 Kuomintang Hau Pei-tsun
Lien Chan
15 Liu Chao-shiuan (劉兆玄) 27 February 1993 10 June 1996 1199 Kuomintang Lien Chan
16 Tsay Jaw-yang (蔡兆陽) 10 June 1996 1 April 1998 660 Kuomintang Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
17 Lin Fong-cheng (林豐正) 1 April 1998 27 March 2000 726 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
George Chen (陳世圯) 27 March 2000 20 May 2000 54 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
18 Yeh Chu-lan (葉菊蘭) 20 May 2000 1 February 2002 622 Democratic Progressive Party Tang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung I
19 Lin Ling-san (林陵三) 1 February 2002 25 January 2006 1454 Democratic Progressive Party Yu Shyi-kun
Frank Hsieh
20 Kuo Yao-chi (郭瑤琪) 25 January 2006 22 August 2006 209 Democratic Progressive Party Su Tseng-chang I
21 Tsai Duei (蔡堆) 22 August 2006 20 May 2008 637 Kuomintang Su Tseng-chang I
Chang Chun-hsiung II
22 Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) 20 May 2008 18 February 2013 1735 Kuomintang Liu Chao-shiuan
Wu Den-yih
Chen Chun
23 Yeh Kuang-shih (葉匡時) 18 February 2013 13 January 2015 694 Kuomintang Jiang Yi-huah
Mao Chi-kuo
Chen Jian-yu (陳建宇) 13 January 2015 24 January 2015 11 Independent Mao Chi-kuo
24 Chen Jian-yu (陳建宇) 24 January 2015 20 May 2016 482 Independent Mao Chi-kuo
Chang San-cheng
25 Hochen Tan (賀陳旦) 20 May 2016 16 July 2018 787 Independent Lin Chuan
William Lai
26 Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀) 16 July 2018 3 December 2018 140 Independent William Lai
Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) 4 December 2018 13 January 2019 40 Independent William Lai
27 Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) 14 January 2019 Incumbent 495 Democratic Progressive Party Su Tseng-chang II


The MOTC building is accessible by walking distance North West of Dongmen Station of the Taipei Metro on the Red Line.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Organization - Ministry Of Transportation And Communications R.O.C". Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "交通部 - Google Maps". 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2014-05-07.

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