Wallonia: one government entity for roads and mobility
The Walloon government announces a restructuring of its administrations roads and mobility will become one entity. The Directorate of Roads and Buildings (DGO1) and the Directorate of Mobility and Waterways (DGO2) are fusing into a single administration called ‘Infrastructure and Mobility Directorate’.
Until now both administrations were sometimes, working each apart on similar matters. “It would be ideal when renovating a road, we thought about the effects on mobility, including soft mobility”, declared Carlo Di Antonio (cdH).; Minister of Mobility, Transport and Public Works.
It happened before. The action of one administration went in the complete opposite direction of the other’s reflection. To put mobility and transport back at the heart of the Walloon infrastructure, the new Infrastructure and Mobility Directorate is being created.
This fusion is part of a wider reflection in the perspective of the 2030 Wallon mobility plan. It plans to supervise “the major upheaval that will be inducted by technological and development evolution in terms of mobility both for people and goods”.
This fusion only brings DGO1 and DGO2 together and doesn’t imply any job losses. The 3.800 employees are certain to keep their job. What changes is that the directorate goes from two general managements to one and from 54 lower managements to 48. The thirteen departments remain unchained.