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Ministry of Transport (Myanmar)

Ministry of Transport
Seal of the Ministry of Transport
Agency overview
DissolvedMarch 2016, 30 (30-03-2016)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Myanmar
19°46′40″N 96°08′08″E / 19.7777527°N 96.1355135°E / 19.7777527; 96.1355135
Minister responsible
Child agencies
  • Department of Transport
  • Department of Marine Administration
  • Department of Waterways
  • Department of Civil Aviation
  • Institute of Marine Technology
  • Inland Water Transport
  • Myanmar Five Star Line
  • Myanma Airways
  • Myanma Dockyards
  • Myanma Port Authority

The Ministry of Transport (Burmese: ပို့ဆောင်ရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန, 'MOT') is a ministry in the Burmese government responsible for the country's transport infrastructure. It also operates the Myanma Airways and Myanma Port Authority.[1] The Department of Civil Aviation is subordinate to this ministry.

Background history

When Myanmar declared independence, the Ministry of Waterways and Civil Aviation and Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications were formed. In 1961, the above-mentioned ministries were merged and reconstituted as the Ministry of Transport and Communications with 11 organisations. In 1972, it was again reconstituted as the Ministry of Transport and Communications. It consists of 17 organisations.

In 1992, it was reconstituted into three ministries, namely Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Rail Transportation and Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraphs.

When the Ministry of Transport was first formed it has 4 departments, 5 enterprises and a training institute, totalling 10 organisations. The Meteorology and Hydrology Department was added to the Ministry of Transport on 20 August 1999. Myanmar Maritime University was inaugurated on 1 August 2002. Currently there are 5 departments, 5 enterprises, a university and a college, totalling 12 organisations under the Ministry of Transport.[2]



The following transport policies are laid down to fully support the economic development of the nation:[3]

  • To develop and fully utilise transport capacities to contribute towards the realisation of an economically strong, modern and developed nation.
  • To fulfill transport requirements, and to extend and maintain the transport infrastructure to be able to fully support increased production from other economic sectors and meet growing public and social demands.
  • To ensure smooth and secure domestic and international transport systems as well as contribute towards the development of border areas and national races and the development of tourism.
  • To enable all-weather river transportation by maintenance and preservation of natural resources.
  • To develop air and maritime transport infrastructures in line with international standards for environmental protection.
  • To enhance the transport sector through human resources development and upgrade expertise in management and advancing modern technology.
  • To abide by international conventions, acts, laws, rules and regulations with respect to the transport sector.
  • To develop domestic and international transportation and actively take a key role in the implementation of a national multi-modal transport system.
  • To plan for implementation of implement national, sub-regional and international transport networks.


  1. ^ "Ministry Of Transport". Myanmar Online Data Information Network Solutions. 2002. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  2. ^ "History". Ministry of Transport. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  3. ^ "policies". Ministry of Transport. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
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