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Denmark Ministry of Transport and Building

The main responsibility of the Ministry of Transport and Building lies within the following areas: roads, vehicles, railways, fixed links, ports, ferry operations, aviation, airports and postal services.

The Minister for Transport and Building is a member of the Government and has the overall responsibility for the Ministry. Thus, the Minister holds the administrative (managerial) as well as the parliamentary (political) responsibility for the execution of the tasks, including implementation of the legislation passed by Folketinget (the Danish Parliament) concerning the Minister's field of responsibility.

The Minister for Transport and Building furthermore has the task of implementing the Government's policy within the area of the Ministry of Transport and Building.

The Ministry is the Minister's secretariat and assists the Minister with the governance and management of the Ministerial area, including strategic planning and policy formulation, drafting laws, orders etc. with a view to implementing the Government's transport policy, and ordinary secretarial tasks.

The daily administration and handling of tasks and assignments on transport are carried out by a number of institutions, executive agencies, corporations, councils and boards. Counting every institution and every corporation the Ministry employs around 40,000 people.