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Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Taiwan)

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 Taiwan ROC in charge of all policy and regulation of transportation and communications networks and administration of all transportation and communications operations and enterprises in Taiwan


  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Organization
    • 21 Internal Division
    • 22 External Division
  • 3 List of Ministers
  • 4 Transportation
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


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


Civil Aeronautics Administration Tourism Bureau Directorate General of Highways Central Weather Bureau

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 Divisionedit

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 Unit1

External Divisionedit

  • Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau
  • Civil Aeronautics Administration
  • Taiwan Area National Expressway Engineering Bureau
  • Tourism Bureau
  • Directorate General of Highways
  • Central Weather Bureau
  • Railway Reconstruction Bureau
  • Maritime and Port Bureau
  • Bureau of Taiwan High Speed Rail
  • Institute of Transportation
  • Chunghwa Post Co, Ltd
  • Taiwan Railways Administration
  • Taoyuan International Airport Corporation
  • Taiwan International Ports Corporation

List of Ministersedit

Hochen Tan, the incumbent Minister of Transportation and Communications

Political Party:   Kuomintang   Non-partisan/ unknown   Democratic Progressive Party

  • Wang Boqun 1927 – 1931
  • Chen Mingshu December 1931 – October 1932
  • Huang Shaohong July 1932 – December 1935
  • Chu Chia-hua October 1932 – December 1935
  • Yu Feipeng 1935 acting
  • Ku Meng-yu 1935 – 1937
  • Yu Feipeng March 1937 – 1938
  • Chang Kia-ngau 1938 – 1942
  • Zeng Yangfu December 1942 – February 1945
  • Yu Feipeng February 1945 – May 1946
  • Yu Dawei May 1946 - May 1948
Name Term of Office Days Party Premier
1 Yu Dawei 俞大維 31 May 1948 8 February 1949 253 Independent Weng Wenhao
Sun Fo
Ling Hongxun 凌鴻勛 8 February 1949 21 March 1949 41 Kuomintang Sun Fo
He Yingqin
2 Duanmu Jie 端木傑 21 March 1949 1 February 1950 317 Independent He Yingqin
Yan Xishan
Yan Xishan 閻錫山 18 December 1949 1 February 1950 45 Kuomintang Yan Xishan
3 Chen Liang 陳良 1 February 1950 15 March 1950 42 Kuomintang Yan Xishan
Chen Cheng I
4 He Zhong-han 賀衷寒 15 March 1950 1 June 1954 1539 Kuomintang Chen Cheng I
5 Yuan Shou-chien 袁守謙 1 June 1954 23 July 1960 2244 Kuomintang Chen Cheng I
Yu Hung-Chun
Chen Cheng II
6 Shen Yi 沈怡 23 July 1960 11 December 1967 2697 Kuomintang Chen Cheng II
Yen Chia-kan
7 Sun Yun-suan 孫運璿 11 December 1967 11 October 1969 670 Kuomintang Yen Chia-kan
8 Chang Chi-cheng 張繼正 11 October 1969 1 June 1972 964 Kuomintang Yen Chia-kan
Chiang Ching-kuo
9 Kao Yu-shu 高玉樹 1 June 1972 11 June 1976 1471 Independent Chiang Ching-kuo
10 Lin Chin-sheng 林金生 11 June 1976 1 December 1981 1999 Kuomintang Chiang Ching-kuo
Sun Yun-suan
11 Lien Chan 連戰 1 December 1981 23 April 1987 1969 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
Yu Kuo-hwa
12 Kuo Nan-hung 郭南宏 23 April 1987 1 June 1989 770 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hwa
Lee Huan
13 Clement CP Chang 張建邦 1 June 1989 24 April 19912 692 Kuomintang Lee Huan
Hau Pei-tsun
Ma Cheng-fang 馬鎮方 24 April 1991 1 June 1991 38 Kuomintang Hau Pei-tsun
14 Eugene Chien 簡又新 1 June 1991 27 February 1993 637 Kuomintang Hau Pei-tsun
Lien Chan
15 Liu Chao-shiuan 劉兆玄 27 February 1993 10 June 1996 1199 Kuomintang Lien Chan
16 Tsay Jaw-yang 蔡兆陽 10 June 1996 1 April 1998 660 Kuomintang Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
17 Lin Fong-cheng 林豐正 1 April 1998 27 March 2000 726 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
Chen Shih-yi 陳世圯 27 March 2000 20 May 2000 54 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
18 Yeh Chu-lan 葉菊蘭 20 May 2000 1 February 2002 622 Democratic Progressive Party Tang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung I
19 Lin Ling-san 林陵三 1 February 2002 25 January 2006 1454 Democratic Progressive Party Yu Shyi-kun
Frank Hsieh
20 Kuo Yao-chi 郭瑤琪 25 January 2006 22 August 2006 209 Democratic Progressive Party Su Tseng-chang
21 Tsai Duei 蔡堆 22 August 2006 20 May 2008 637 Kuomintang Su Tseng-chang
Chang Chun-hsiung II
22 Mao Chi-kuo 毛治國 20 May 2008 18 February 2013 1735 Kuomintang Liu Chao-shiuan
Wu Den-yih
Chen Chun
23 Yeh Kuang-shih 葉匡時 18 February 2013 13 January 2015 694 Kuomintang Jiang Yi-huah
Mao Chi-kuo
Chen Jian-yu 陳建宇 13 January 2015 24 January 2015 11 Independent Mao Chi-kuo
24 Chen Jian-yu 陳建宇 24 January 2015 20 May 2016 482 Independent Mao Chi-kuo
Chang San-cheng
25 Hochen Tan 賀陳旦 20 May 2016 Incumbent 417 Independent Lin Chuan


The MOTC building is accessible by walking distance North West of Dongmen Station of the Taipei Metro on the Red Line3

See alsoedit

  • Taiwan portal
  • Transport portal
  • Executive Yuan
  • Transportation in Taiwan


  1. ^ "Organization - Ministry Of Transportation And Communications ROC" Motcgovtw Retrieved 2014-05-07 
  2. ^ http://wwwtaiwantodaytw/ctaspxItem=11944&CtNode=122
  3. ^ "交通部 - Google Maps" Mapsgooglecom 2013-02-28 Retrieved 2014-05-07 

External linksedit

  • Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Taiwanese Mandarin

Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Taiwan) Information about

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