REGULATION NO. 2000/25

UNMIK/REG/2000/25

21 April 2000

 

 

ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

 

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

 

Pursuant to the authority given to him under United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) of 10 June 1999,

 

Taking into account United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Regulation No. 1999/1 of 25 July 1999, as amended, on the Authority of the Interim Administration in Kosovo and UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/1 of 14 January 2000 on the Kosovo Joint Interim Administrative Structure,

 

For the purpose of establishing the Administrative Department of Transport and Infrastructure,

 

Hereby promulgates the following:

 

 

Section 1

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

 

1.1       The Administrative Department of Transport and Infrastructure (hereinafter “the Department”) is hereby established.

 

1.2       The Department shall be responsible for the overall management of matters relating to transport and infrastructure in Kosovo.

 

1.3       The Department shall implement the policy guidelines formulated by the Interim Administrative Council in the field of transport and infrastructure.

 

 

Section 2

FUNCTIONS

 

2.1       The Department may make policy recommendations to the Interim Administrative Council through the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration concerning, inter alia:

 

(a)                The formulation of an overall transport strategy for Kosovo;

 

(b)               The formulation and supervision of the implementation of an effective, efficient and affordable transport system for Kosovo;

 

(c)                The incorporation and supervision of appropriate international standards and technical specifications for the various transport sectors;

 

(d)               The formulation of appropriate policies for maintaining sound safety and environmental standards; and

 

(e)                The preparation of regulations on matters pertaining to transport and infrastructure.

 

2.2       The Department shall be responsible for all sectors of transport including air, land, public and rail transport. The Department shall also be responsible for road infrastructure and shall support the municipalities in matters relating to the transport sector.

 

2.3       In the area of Air Transport, the Department shall:

 

(a)                Administer matters and services concerning the operation, use, construction and maintenance of air transport systems and facilities;

 

(b)               Supervise and regulate air transport carriers, air transport system operations, including air traffic and air transport facility construction and maintenance;

 

(c)                Co-ordinate non-commercial air transport services and facilities;

 

(d)               Produce and disseminate general information, technical documentation and statistics on air transport system operations and on air transport facility construction; and

 

(e)                Seek grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of air transport systems and facilities.

 

2.4       In the area of Public Transport, the Department shall:

 

(a)                Establish inter-city and international passenger service providers;

 

(b)               Supervise and regulate operators of urban transport services; and

 

(c)                Introduce an effective and transparent system for the allocation and regulation of bus services.

 

2.5       In the area of Rail Transport, the Department shall:

 

(a)                Administer matters and services related to the operation, use, construction or maintenance of railway transport systems and facilities;

 

(b)               Regulate and supervise the operations of "Railways of Kosovo" (ROK); and

 

(c)                Produce and disseminate general information, technical documentation and statistics on railway transport system operations, and construction, maintenance or upgrading of railway transport systems and facilities.

 

2.6       In the area of Road Infrastructure, the Department shall:

 

(a)                Administer all matters and services concerning the operation, construction and maintenance of road network, bridges and facilities, including the preparation of project and bidding documents;

 

(b)               Ensure compliance with quality control policies and technical specifications for the construction and maintenance of the road network in Kosovo;

 

(c)                Supervise traffic management, including traffic count stations and signage, for the national road network system;

 

(d)               Implement a road safety policy;

 

(e)                Manage all sources of income to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of road transport systems and facilities; and

 

(f)                 Advise and support the municipalities in matters related to the construction, maintenance and policies of their local road systems.

 

2.7       In other areas, the Department shall:

 

(a)                Assist in developing adequate and efficient transport infrastructures and facilities in the municipalities;

 

(b)               Administer, in co-ordination with the concerned municipalities, appropriate urban traffic flow schemes and regulations;

 

(c)                Support the municipalities in drafting and monitoring safety programmes;

 

(d)               Support the municipalities in the snow-clearing operations;

 

(e)                Assist the municipalities to determine and institute economically competitive and viable fares for both public and private operators;

 

(f)                 Co-ordinate with other Administrative Departments on matters pertaining to transport and infrastructure in Kosovo;

 

(g)                Co-ordinate activities of international and governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations in order to promote the coherent development and implementation of the transport and infrastructure sector in Kosovo; and

 

(h)                Perform such functions as are ancillary to those set out above in this section and are assigned to the Department by the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration.

 

 

Section 3

CO-HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

Co-Heads of the Department, under the supervision of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration, shall be jointly responsible for:

 

(a)                Managing the Department and ensuring that the functions entrusted to it are implemented;

 

(b)               Staffing, organizing and administering the Department and issuing administrative instructions and operating guidelines on any matters pertaining to the functions of the Department; and

 

(c)                The effective and efficient management of resources provided to the Department from the Kosovo Consolidated Budget or from any other source.

 

 

Section 4

PERSONNEL AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY

 

Co-Heads of the Department shall:

 

(a)                Implement non-discriminatory personnel policies designed to ensure that the composition of the staff of the Department reflects the multi-ethnic character of Kosovo;

 

(b)               Endeavor to ensure equitable gender balance in all areas and levels within the Department; and

 

(c)                Ensure that all recruitment is based on professional qualifications, competence and merit.

 

 

Section 5

IMPLEMENTATION

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General may issue administrative directions in connection with the implementation of the present regulation.

 

 

Section 6

APPLICABLE LAW

 

The present regulation shall supersede any provision in the applicable law which is inconsistent with it.

 

 

Section 7

ENTRY INTO FORCE

 

The present regulation shall enter into force on 21 April 2000.

 

 

 

Bernard Kouchner

Special Representative of the Secretary-General