In terms of the constitution of Puntland Government of Somalia Article 83 and the presidential bylaw 2000 article 1 – article 10 these legislations charges the Ministry of Public Works, Housing & Transport with responsibility for the management of all Puntland Public Assets and all public works related authorities & agencies exist in Puntland. It provides full responsibility to:

  • To plan, design, construct and maintain Puntland public assets such as hospitals, schools, police stations, prisons, courts, theaters, public sewage schemes and other infrastructures such as roads, ports, runways & bridges in collaboration with line- Ministries and Local Governments.
  • To empower the capacity of the Local Governments’ technical departments
  • To register, categorize & regulate the quality of the:

    • Private Architects
    • Private Surveyors
    • Private Construction contractors
    • Private consultants for buildings & civil works
  • To create Puntland National Construction Codes
  • To increase the capacity of the workers of the public works and provide safe environment working places.
  • The Ministry performs project management functions with regard to all government and government sponsored developments in Puntland State.