Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs of Germany

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Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development
Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung
Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
Agency overview
Formed 27 October 1998
Jurisdiction Government of Germany
Headquarters Berlin
Minister responsible Peter Ramsauer
Bundesminister für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung
Website
www.bmvbs.de

The Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development German: Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung (BMVBS) is a ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its headquarters are in Berlin, but the second office, in Bonn, has more staff.

The Minister is also "Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für die neuen Bundesländer" That is, he is the government's special representative for the old states of East Germany. His job is to help those states to rebuilld industry, improve roads and jobs and become as rich as the other states of Germany.

History[change | edit source]

The Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housings (BMVBW) was formed in 1998 when the Federal Ministry of Transport and the Federal Ministry of Environmental Planning, Building and Construction and Urban Development were joined. The ministry was renamed in 2005 to the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.

Both of these earlier ministries were founded in 1949.

Federal Minister for Environmental Planning,
Building and Construction and Urban Development
Name Party Term start Term end
Eberhard Wildermuth FDP/DVP 1949 1952
Fritz Neumayer FDP 1952 1953
Victor-Emanuel Preusker FDP after 1956 FVP 1953 1957
Paul Lücke CDU 1957 1965
Ewald Bucher FDP/DVP 1965 1966
Bruno Heck CDU 1966 1966
Lauritz Lauritzen SPD 1966 1972
Hans-Jochen Vogel SPD 1972 1974
Karl Ravens SPD 1974 1978
Dieter Haack SPD 1978 1982
Oscar Schneider CSU 1982 1989
Gerda Hasselfeldt CSU 1989 1991
Irmgard Schwaetzer FDP 1991 1994
Klaus Töpfer CDU 1994 1998
Eduard Oswald CSU 1998 1998
Federal Minister for Transport 1949 1998
Name Party Term start Term end
Hans Christoph Seebohm DP, as of 1960 CDU 1949 1966
Georg Leber[1] SPD 1966 1972
Lauritz Lauritzen[2] SPD 1972 1974
Kurt Gscheidle[3] SPD 1974 1980
Volker Hauff SPD 1980 1982
Werner Dollinger CSU 1982 1987
Jürgen Warnke CSU 1987 1989
Friedrich Zimmermann CSU 1989 1991
Günther Krause CDU 1991 1993
Matthias Wissmann CDU 1993 1998
Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Housing
No Name (life data.) Term start Term end Party
1 Franz Müntefering (* 1940) 27 October 1998 29 September 1999 SPD
2 Reinhard Klimmt (* 1942) 29 September 1999]] 16 November 2000]] SPD
3 Kurt Bodewig(* 1955) 16 November 2000 22 October 2002 SPD
4 Manfred Stolpe (* 1936) 22 October 2002 22 November 2005 SPD
Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development (since 2005)
No Name (life data.) Term start Term end Party
1 Wolfgang Tiefensee (* 1955) 22 November 2005 27 October 2009 SPD
2 Peter Ramsauer (* 1954) 28 October 2009 CSU

References[change | edit source]

  1. also Federal Minister for the post and telecommunications 1969-72
  2. till December 1972 also Federal Minister for the post and telecommunications
  3. also Federal Minister for the post and telecommunications