Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Taiwan)

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Ministry of Transportation and Communications
ROC Ministry of Transportation and Communications Emblem.svg
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Agency overview
Formed January 1912
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Zhongzheng, Taipei
Ministers responsible
Parent agency Executive Yuan

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China (MOTC; Chinese: 中華民國交通部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Jiāotōngbù) is a cabinet-level governmental body of the Republic of China in charge of all policy and regulation of transportation and communications networks and administration of all transportation and communications operations and enterprises in Taiwan.


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 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.

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 Internal Division and External Division.

Internal Division[edit]

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]

External Division[edit]

List of Ministers[edit]

Hochen Tan, the incumbent Minister of Transportation and Communications


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

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