History of Department of Highways
According to the Ministerial Regulation on the Organization of the Department of Highways, Ministry of Transport B.E. 2545, this administration comprises 27 bureaus (12 at the centre and 15 in regional areas) and 8 divisions. It is the Department of Highways’ mission to create the extensive highway infrastructure network linking with foreign countries, put forward policy and development plan, supervise the construction and carry out the maintenance and restoration of special highways, national highways and concession highways. Moreover, this department is in charge of doing analysis, research and development studies, laying down standards and specifications for highways, developing human resources, applying innovative technology, monitoring properly all the activities pertaining to highways to ensure convenience and safety on highways throughout the country and give rise to the economic and social development of the country as well as the nation’s political stability.