Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

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Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Dutch: Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat
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Logo of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
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Building of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Department overview
Formed 14 October 2010; 8 years ago (2010-10-14)
Jurisdiction Kingdom of the Netherlands
Headquarters Rijnstraat 8, The Hague, Netherlands
Annual budget 15,7 billion (2018)[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Lidewijde Ongering, Secretary-General
Website (in English) Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Dutch: Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat; I&W) is the Dutch Ministry responsible for Transport, Aviation, Housing policy, Public works, Spatial planning, Land management and Water Management. The Ministry was created in 2010 as the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment following the merger of the Ministry of Transport and Water Management and the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment. In 2017 the Ministry was renamed as the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the responsibilities for Environmental policy and Climate change policy were transferred to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management (Dutch: Minister van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat) is the head of the Ministry and a member of the Cabinet of the Netherlands. The current Minister is Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, who has been in office since 26 October 2017.[2]

Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or. [The seven arrows stand for the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht.] The shield is crowned with the (Dutch) royal crown and supported by two lions Or armed and langued gules. They stand on a scroll Azure with the text (Or) "Je Maintiendrai" (French for "I will maintain".)
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Organisation

The Ministry has currently two Government Agencies and three Directorates:

Government Agencies Responsibilities
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management Rijkswaterstaat RWS Public infrastructureWater Management
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management Meteorological Institute
(Dutch: Meteorologisch Instituut)
KNMI Weather forecasting
  • Directorate for Mobility and Transport (DGB)
  • Directorate for Spatial Development and Water Affairs (DGRW)
  • Directorate for Knowledge, Innovation and Strategy

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Begroting 2018, Rijksoverheid
  2. ^ (in Dutch) "Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (VVD) heeft alle bestuurslagen gehad". NOS. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.

External links

  • (in English) Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
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