Infrastructure and Urban Planning Sector
Department for Land Management
The Department for Land Management is part of the Infrastructure and Urban Planning Sector of the Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Urban. The Department for Land Management is responsible for the purchase and sales of public land and public buildings. The Department for Land Management is also responsible for the optimal allocation and management of domain lands, water and immovable property of Curacao.
The Department for Land Management designates public lands to citizens or institutions to be used for housing, commercial and/or industrial, touristic or agricultural purposes. The Department for Land Management, on behalf of the government of Curaçao, charges a ground rent for its services. In addition, the Department for Land Management also monitors illegal use of government land and takes corrective action when necessary.
Department for Urban Planning
The Department of Urban Planning is responsible for a sustainable and balanced use of the space in Curaçao. The Department of Urban Planning assesses proposals for new spatial developments and existing situations based on existing government policy to ensure that these developments are according to the required qualitative standards.
Department for Public Works
The Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and construction of public physical infrastructure (underground and above ground), public facilities, public spaces and green areas. The Department of Public Works is simply said the public construction and civil engineering organization of Curacao. This organization is also responsible for the management of the topographical map of the island, the inspection of electrical for (domestic ) installations and the inspection of boilers.
Traffic and Transport Sector
Meteorological Department of Curacao
Meteorological Department Curaçao (MDC), or better known as Meteo Curaçao, is the data and knowledge center for Meteorology, Seismology and Climatology, as well as the official governmental entity to issue severe weather bulletins for Curaçao.
Department for Traffic and Transport
The Department of Traffic and Transport is the organization of the government that gives authorizations for public transportation. The organization is also responsible for the inspection of motor vehicles. It is also partially responsible for ensuring traffic safety.
Maritime Authority of Curacao
The MAC is responsible for safe ships and clean shipping. There are international conventions and rules, which all ships must comply with and the control hereof is in the hands of MAC.
The MAC registers, certifies and inspects ships operating internationally and monitors maritime activities in our waters, for both our ships (flag state) as for foreign vessels (port state). The MAC checks whether all the documents and certificates are in order and valid. If these are not in order, the MAC decides whether the ship is detained or if it receives a period of time to fix the issues at hand. The MAC advices the Minister of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning on authorizations for maritime activities within our waters.
Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority
The Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) is an organization of the Government of Curacao. The organization was known before the 10th of October 2010 as the Aviation Directorate for the Netherlands Antilles. The CCAA is part of the Traffic and Transport Sector of the Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning.
The CCAA takes care of the structure and coordination of the frameworks within which aviation can be practiced safely. It also oversees the general and local air traffic control, the aerodromes and the established airlines in Curacao. These tasks are carried out to ensure compliance with aviation regulations, such as secure operations in general, and aviation safety in particular. The CCAA is also responsible for supervising all aspects of aviation safety and security for Curacao.