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Ministry of Transport and Communications (Norway)


Ministry of Transport and Communications (Norway)

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Norwegian (Bokmål): Samferdselsdepartementet; New Norwegian: Samferdsledepartementet) is a Norwegian ministry established in 1946, and is responsible for transportation and communication infrastructure in Norway. It is since October 2013 led by Ketil Solvik-Olsen (Progress Party).[1] The department must report to the parliament (Stortinget).


  • Organisation 1
    • Political staff 1.1
    • Subsidiaries 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The ministry has 135 employees and is divided into the following sections:

  • Political staff
  • Information section
  • Department of Planning, Administration and Economic affairs
  • Department of Civil Aviation, Postal services and Telecommunications
  • Department of Public roads and Rail transport
  • Department of Transport

Political staff


Under the ministry there are seven administrative agencies and four state-owned limited companies:

The department also owns 1/3 of Akershus.

Note: The railway company Airport Express Train,[2] the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and the Norwegian Ship Registers are subsidiaries of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry while Kystverket is a subsidiary of the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.

See also


  1. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. "Minister of Transport and Communications". Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  2. ^  

External links

  • Official web site
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