The Ministry of Works and Transport is a large sector Ministry made up of a number of Statutory Authorities, State Enterprises and Administrative/ Technical Divisions.
Established in 1956, the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) is one of the largest ministries in Trinidad and Tobago with over 7,000 employees responsible for providing the infrastructure and transport services necessary for the social and economic development of the country.
In keeping with its mandate, the Ministry provides a range of services to its clientele and the general public which includes:
- National planning for roads, drainage and transportation (air, sea and land)
- Construction and maintenance of highways, major and secondary roads, dams and drainage systems; land reclamation; and coastal management in collaboration with stakeholders
- Advice on, as well as, the construction and maintenance of government buildings and facilities and MOWT buildings and facilities
- Advice on Maritime related matters
- Advice on the purchase, repair and maintenance of the transport fleet of state agencies
- Traffic Management
- Registration, classification, licensing and inspection of vehicles
- Issuance of drivers’ permits
- Enforcement of laws under the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act
- Management and control of shipping within Trinidad and Tobago waters
- Registration, licensing, survey, inspection and certification of ships
- Enforcement of maritime laws
- Negotiation and monitoring of air service agreements
The Ministry of Works and Transport is a strong, innovative, client-centered, well respected institution committed to the social and economic development of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, through the provision of high quality infrastructure development and transport services that enable the growth of safe, healthy communities and globally competitive businesses within a vibrant natural environment.
We provide world class infrastructure and transport that supports the development of a ‘united, resilient, productive, innovative and prosperous’ Trinidad and Tobago; through a motivated team of employees working in collaboration with local and international partners.