Ministry of Roads and Urban Development (Iran)
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|وزارت راه و شهرسازي|
|Formed||27 June 2011|
|Jurisdiction||Islamic Republic of Iran|
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The Ministry of Roads and Urban Development (Persian: وزارت راه و شهرسازي) is an Iranian government body in charge of providing and regulating the country’s transport infrastructure (including roads, railroads, shipping lanes and airways), as well as setting policies for the housing sector and construction industry. This Ministry was formed on 27 June 2011, when the two ministries of Housing and Urban Development and Roads and Transportation were merged.
Companies and organizations, such as Iran Air, I.R. Iran Railways, and Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) function under the supervision of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
Departments within the Ministry
- Housing and Construction
- Human Resource Management and Development
- Legal, Parliamentary Affairs and Provinces
- Planning and Resource Management
- Urban Planning and Architecture
Ministers of Roads and Urban Development
Ministers of Roads and Transportation
- Hamid Behbahani (July 7, 2008 - Feb. 1, 2011)
- Mohammad Rahmati (Oct. 28, 2004 - July 7, 2008)
- Ahmad Khorram (Aug 31, 2001 - Oct. 3, 2004)
- Rahman Dadman (Dec. 31, 2000 - May 17, 2001)
- Mahmoud Hodjati (Sep. 1, 1997 - Dec. 31, 2000)
- Akbar Torkan (Aug 31, 1993 - Aug. 30, 1997)
- Mohammad Saeedikia (1985 - 1993)
- Mohammad Hadi Nezhad Hosseinian (1981 - 1985)
- Mossa Kalantari (1980 - 1981)
- Yousef Taheri (1979 - 1980)
Ministers of Housing and Urban Development
- Ali Nikzad (2009 - 2011)
- Mohammad Saeedikia (2005–2009)
- Ali Abdolalizadeh (1997–2005)
- Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi (1993–1997)
- Serajedin Kazerooni (1985–1993)
- Mohammad Shahab Gonabadi (1980–1985)
- Mohsen Yahyavi (1979–1980)
- Mostafa Katiraei (1978–1979)
- Mosa Kalantari
- Construction industry of Iran
- Transportation in Iran
- International Rankings of Iran in Transport
- Airlines of Iran
- Cabinet of Iran
- Government of Iran
- "MRUD Homepage". mrud.ir. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
- "Iran Air". ebooking.iranair.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
- "Islamic Republic Of Iran Railways". www.rai.ir. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
- Organization, Ports & Maritime. "Home | Ports & Maritime Organization". www.pmo.ir. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
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