TRANSPORT MINISTRY

The Ministry of Transportation was established in 1372 AH (1953 AD) to oversee all aspects of transport: roads, railways, and ports. In 1395 AH (1975 AD) the Kingdom’s ministries and its public institutions went through a reformation process that led to establishing the Saudi ports, the Saudi railways and the ministry have become responsible for planning, designing, constructing and maintaining the roads and the bridges. Later, a specialized agency for transport was established for planning and supervising the sectors of land and maritime transport and coordinate between its different means, also, to set the regulations governing various transport sectors and issue the necessary licenses for land and maritime transport activities. At the year 1424 AH (2003 AD) the Ministry of Transportation became the Ministry of Transport.

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