The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.
Rail freight transport booming in Europe
01-06-2017 | 14:32
Freight transport by rail on the Rotterdam-Genoa connection, one of the main European routes, grew by 1.8 per cent in 2016....
Environmental agreement on global reduction of mercury use
22-05-2017 | 15:40
On May 18th, in New York, the Netherlands will be ratifying an environmental treaty that addresses the dangers of mercury. By...
Environment Minister Dijksma to lead climate mission to California
15-05-2017 | 16:26
From 21 to 25 May inclusive, Dutch Minister Dijksma (Infrastructure and the Environment) will be heading a climate mission to...
Study: shopkeepers see substantial reduction in use of plastic bags
24-04-2017 | 09:53
Since the introduction of the ban on giving out free plastic bags, shopkeepers have seen consumers alter their behaviour. Now...
New section of A15 motorway near Arnhem-Nijmegen will connect Rotterdam with Germany
09-03-2017 | 16:34
The national government and the Province of Gelderland plan to extend the A15 motorway by twelve kilometres in the direction of...
Self-driving vehicles to hit the roads
28-02-2017 | 11:50
In the near future, self-driving vehicles with no driver on board will be seen on Dutch public roads. The cabinet, acting on a...