Ministry of Transport (Singapore)


Ministry of Transport
Ministry of Transport (Singapore) (logo).png
Agency overview
Formed23 November 2001; 19 years ago (2001-11-23)
Preceding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
Headquarters460 Alexandra Road, #39-00 & #33-00 Storeys PSA Building, Singapore 119963
MottoConnecting People and Possibilities
Employees7,000 (2018)[1]
Annual budgetDecrease S$10.68 billion (2019) [1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Loh Ngai Seng, Permanent Secretary
  • James Wong, Deputy Secretary (Land and Corporate)
  • Han Kok Juan, Deputy Secretary (Hub Strategy)
Child agencies

The Ministry of Transport (abbreviation: MOT; Chinese: 交通部; Malay: Kementerian Pengangkutan; 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.[2]


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.[3]

Organisational structure

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).[4][5]

List of Ministers of Transport

The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Transport, who is appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore. The incumbent minister is S. Iswaran.

Portrait Minister Start of Term End of Term Political Party Ref.
Minister for Communications
Yong Nyuk Lin (1965).jpg Yong Nyuk Lin 1968 1975 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Lim Kim San 1975 1978
Ong Teng Cheong.jpg Ong Teng Cheong 1978 1985
Minister for Communications and Information
Yeo Ning Hong 1985 1990 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Minister for Communications
Mah Bow Tan at the World Economic Forum Global Redesign Summit 2010.jpg Mah Bow Tan 28 November 1990 2 June 1999 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Minister for Communications and Information Technology
Yeo Cheow Tong 3 June 1999 22 November 2001 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Minister for Transport
Yeo Cheow Tong 23 November 2001 29 May 2006 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Raymond Lim 30 May 2006 20 May 2011
Lui Tuck Yew giving the Partner of the Year award to Paul Daff of Jetstar Asia at the Changi Airline Awards, Singapore - 20120510 (version 2).jpg Lui Tuck Yew 21 May 2011 30 September 2015
Minister Khaw Boon Wan.JPG Khaw Boon Wan 1 October 2015 26 July 2020 [6]
Ongyekung.jpg Ong Ye Kung 27 July 2020 14 May 2021 [7]
The Trade Minister of Singapore, Shri S. Iswaran meeting the Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, in New Delhi on October 03, 2016 (cropped).jpg S. Iswaran 15 May 2021 Incumbent

Interim ministers

Portrait Minister Start of Term End of Term Remarks
Vivian Balakrishnan - 2010.jpg 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.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Singapore Budget" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Contact us Archived 29 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine." Ministry of Transport. Retrieved on 15 February 2012." 460, Alexandra Road, PSA Building, #33-00 Singapore 119963"
  3. ^ "MOT Singapore – Heritage". Archived from the original on 20 June 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Search for QZ8501: Indonesia accepts Singapore's offer of specialists, equipment". Mediacorp News Group. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Organisational Structure". Ministry of Transport. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  6. ^ Ong, Justin (28 September 2015). "Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces Singapore's new Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  7. ^ Mahmud, Aqil Haziq (25 July 2020). "PM Lee announces new Cabinet; 6 office holders promoted, 3 retirements". CNA. Archived from the original on 25 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.

External links

  • Official website