|Formed||23 November 2001|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Singapore|
|Headquarters||460 Alexandra Road, #39-00 & #33-00 Storeys PSA Building, Singapore 119963|
|Motto||Connecting People and Possibilities|
|Annual budget||10.68 billion (est) SGD (2019) |
The Ministry of Transport (Abbreviation: MOT; Malay: Kementerian Pengangkutan; Chinese: 交通部; Tamil: போக்குவரத்து அமைச்சு) is a ministry in the Government of Singapore that administers and regulates land, sea and air transportation within the republic’s jurisdiction. Its head office is located in mTower.
The Ministry of Transport was formed on 23 November 2001 out of the then Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Its previous portfolio of information technology and telecommunications were then transferred to the then Ministry of Information, Communications and The Arts, now known as the Ministry of Communications and Information.
Currently, the ministry commissions and regulates four individual government statutory boards: the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Public Transport Council (PTC), which implement the ministry’s policies and tactical directions.
The Ministry has seven divisions with staff strength of slightly more than 100 staff. These are Air Transport Division, Land Transport Division, Sea Transport Division, International Relations and Security Division, Corporate Communications Division, Corporate Development Division and the Air Accident Investigation Bureau of Singapore (AAIB).
The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Transport, who is appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore.
|Portrait||Minister||Start of Term||End of Term||Political Party||Ref.|
|Minister for Communications|
|Yong Nyuk Lin||1968||1975||People's Action Party|
|Lim Kim San||1975||1978|
|Ong Teng Cheong||1978||1985|
|Minister for Communications and Information|
|Yeo Ning Hong||1985||1990||People's Action Party|
|Minister for Communications|
|Mah Bow Tan||1990||1999||People's Action Party|
|Minister for Communications and Information Technology|
|Yeo Cheow Tong||1999||2001||People's Action Party|
|Minister for Transport|
|Yeo Cheow Tong||2001||2006||People's Action Party|
|Lui Tuck Yew||2011||2015|
|Khaw Boon Wan||1 October 2015||26 July 2020|||
|Ong Ye Kung||27 July 2020||14 May 2021|||
|S. Iswaran||15 May 2021||Incumbent|
|Portrait||Minister||Start of Term||End of Term||Remarks|
|Vivian Balakrishnan (interim)||25 February 2019||5 April 2019||Stood in during Mr Khaw's absence, as acting Transport Minister when the latter suffered an arm fracture necessitating an operation.|
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