Profile of the Ministry of Public Works & Transport
The Ministry of Public Works & Transport is the cabinet-level administrative office in charge
of “planning, directing, controlling and building the public infrastructure & public assets. It’s
one of the first ministries of Puntland government of Somalia established on 1998 in Garowe
the capital city of Puntland. Its headquarter office located in Garowe and it has regional and
district level offices in Puntland.
The first administration of Puntland has officially legitimized existed Northeast Highway
Authority NESHA and established another public authority called PSAWEN and provided
responsibility to work with under the Minister of the Ministry of Public Works of Puntland
Government of Somalia. Politically, the Minister of Public Works & Transport shall
administer these authorities, but financially & administratively shall administer by their
Chairpersons appointed by the President of Puntland government of Somalia.
The 3rd administration of Puntland government established two private companies called
PIITECH and Al-FATHI that provides technical facilitation services to the transport
department of the Ministry of Public Works & Transport.
UNHABITAT agency assisted the Ministry of Public Works a Land Secretariat
that works as a partner with the land, construction & quality control department of the
Ministry of Public Works & Transport.
Please see attached appendixes I & II for the formation legitimacy & responsibilities of the
PHA (NESHA) & PASAWEN authorities and the PIITECH & AL-FATHI companies