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Ministry of Transport and Communications (Myanmar)

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

Ministry of Transport and Communications (Burmese: ပို့ဆောင်ရေးနှင့် ဆက်သွယ်ရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန; abbreviated as MOTC) is a government ministry of Myanmar. The ministry is currently led by Admiral Tin Aung San. Under the state of emergency immediately after the 2021 coup, he was appointed by the State Administration Council on 3 February 2021.[1] In this regard, the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw claims that the military regime's cabinet is illegitimate.[2]

History

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 Htin Kyaw's new government.[3]

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.[4]

Organization

According to the official website of the Ministry of Transport and Communications as of April 17, 2021.

Minister's office

  • Office of the Minister of Transportation and Communications

Administrations

  • Department of Transportation Planning
  • Road Transport Administration Department
  • Department of Civil Aviation
  • Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
  • Department of Marine Administration
  • Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems
  • Post and Telecommunications Department (Jurisdiction includes administration of telecoms carriers and internet service providers.)
  • Information Technology and Cyber Security Department

State-owned enterprises

Educational institutions

See also

References

  1. ^ "Order No (15/2021), State Administration Council, Republic of the Union of Myanmar" (PDF). The Global New Light of Myanmar. 4 February 2021. p. 5. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Amid Coup, Myanmar's NLD Lawmakers Form Committee to Serve as Legitimate Parliament". The Irrawaddy. 8 February 2021. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  3. ^ "About Ministry of Transport and Communications".
  4. ^ 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.
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