Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

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Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu
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Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Department overview
Formed October 14, 2010; 3 years ago (2010-10-14)
Jurisdiction Kingdom of the Netherlands
Headquarters Plesmanweg 1-6, The Hague, Netherlands
Annual budget €9,8 billion (2013)[1]
Minister responsible Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and Environment
Deputy Minister responsible Wilma Mansveld, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment
Website Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (Dutch: Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu; IenM) is the Dutch Ministry responsible for Transport, Aviation, Housing, Public works, Spatial planning, Land management, Forestry, Water and the Environment. The Ministry was created in 2010 following the merger of the former Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. The Ministry is headed by the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, currently Melanie Schultz van Haegen.

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Support agencies[edit]

  • Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DGB)
  • Directorate-General for Spatial Development and Water Affairs (DGRW)
  • Directorate-General for the Environment and International Affairs (DGMI)
  • Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat)
  • Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT)
  • Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
  • Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
  • Knowledge, Innovation and Strategy

List of Ministers of Infrastructure and the Environment[edit]

For ministers of the predessors of this ministry see Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment.

Minister of Infrastructure
and the Environment
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Melanie Schultz van Haegen Melanie Schultz van Haegen October 14, 2010 –
VVD Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) XII Infrastructuur en Milieu, Rijksoverheid, September 18, 2012

External links[edit]