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.
Minister Blok to raise the sentence for serious traffic offences
23-07-2017 | 18:00
Minister Blok of Security and Justice is preparing legislation that will raise the maximum sentence for a number of serious...
The Netherlands to receive millions from Brussels for infrastructure
11-07-2017 | 13:08
This year, the Netherlands will receive a grant of 97 million euros from Brussels for infrastructure projects. Rijkswaterstaat...
Minister Schultz opens new testing ground for self-driving cars
26-06-2017 | 14:00
The Netherlands is home to a new self-driving cars research and testing lab. Today, Minister Schultz van Haegen opened the new...
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...