Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Republic of China)

Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Republic of China)
Ministry of Transportation and Communications
Agency overview
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Taipei City
Minister responsible Mao Chi-Kuo
Agency executives Mao Chi-Kuo, Minister
Oliver Fang-Lai Yu, Ho Nuan-Hsuan, Administrative Deputy Minister
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Website (Chinese (Taiwan))

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Chinese: 中華民國交通部) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is a cabinet-level governmental body of the Executive Yuan. It is in charge of all policy and regulation of transportation and communications networks and administration of all transportation and communications operations and enterprises within Free Area of the Republic of China, i.e. the Taiwan area.



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 the Taiwan 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.

MOTC headquarters in Transportation and Communication Building (交通通訊傳播大樓)

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 of the Administrative Vice Minister.
  • MOTC is divided into Internal Division and External Division.
  • Internal Division includes:
    • Secretariat, Office of Engineering Experts, Office of Counselors, Department of Railways and Highways, Department of Posts & Telecommunications, Department of Aviation & Navigation, Department of General Affairs, Department of Personnel Affairs, Department of Anti-Corruption, Department of Accounting, Department of Statistics, Committee of Traffic Safety Supervision, Committee of Administrative Laws & Regulations, Committee of Appeals & Petitions Examination, Committee of General Mobilization, Management Information Center, Office of Science and Technology Advisors, Office of Transportation and Communications Management,
  • External Division includes:

List of Ministers

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