Graaf de Ferraris-gebouw, Koning Albert II-laan 20, B-1000 Brussel
The Environment and Infrastructure Department (Ministry of the Flemish Community) is responsible for environmental matters, the protection of nature and the architectural and ecological heritage. On the basis of an updated environmental policy, solutions for problems of urban design, town and country planning are worked out and carried out in a socially sound context. The department develops a global vision on transport and does research into efficient passenger and freight transport, focusing on a decrease in traffic congestion, the improvement of safety on the roads, the environmental viability of the traffic system and the development of a transport system which is ecologically sound and efficient in its use of resources. The department guarantees water quality control, expands the mainport infrastructure and stimulates land navigation. The global Flemish transport policy is supported by traffic management systems (telematics).