A Word from the Director
At the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) we manage the three primary elements of highway transportation: people, vehicles and roadways. Construction and maintenance units are responsible for the roads and bridges that compose Taiwan’s transportation network while motor vehicles administration ensures traffic safety. Together, these units work toward a common goal of providing safe, convenient, comfortable and efficient highway services.
Under the leadership of each division and section chief as well as the devotion of staff members, performance from every construction, maintenance and motor vehicles unit is admirable. We expect this tradition of excellence to continue. Besides listening to the voice of the people, in the future we will use a people-first attitude to work toward the public interest. Staff will raise morale by strictly adhering to the principles of integrity and honesty. And we shall expand collaboration so we can build a healthier and more efficient service environment.
By relying on progressiveness and innovation, we will build a comprehensive highway transportation network that Taiwan road users are proud to call their own.
The main responsibilities of the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) can be divided into two major categories: “highway engineering” and “motor vehicles administration.”
‧ Highway Engineering
The DGH is responsible for maintaining, developing and planning new highway constructions and assisting with maintenance of county roads. It maintains more than 7,000 kilometers of highways, 4,000 bridges and 200 tunnels.
‧ Motor Vehicles Administration
The DGH manages and supervises motor vehicles, drivers, buses, traffic violations, automobile taxes, and highway transportation. It also develops and manages technical training courses and driving schools.