Public Works Department

Many governments worldwide have had departments or ministries referred to as the Public Works Department (PWD) either formally or informally.

In Australia: -

  • NSW Public Works
  • Public Works Department (Victoria)
  • Public Works Department (Western Australia)

In Brunei: -

  • Public Works Department of Brunei

In Canada: -

  • Public Works and Government Services Canada

In Hong Kong: -

  • Works Branch, known previously as Public Works Department, and for a time between 1997 and 2002 as Works Bureau.

In India: -

  • Central Public Works Department
  • State Public Works Departments
  • Kerala Public Works Department
  • Karnataka Public Works Department
  • Tamil Nadu Public Works Department
  • Public Works Department, (City level)

In Malaysia: -

  • Malaysian Public Works Department

In New Zealand: -

  • New Zealand Ministry of Works

In The Philippines: -

  • Department of Public Works and Highways (Philippines)

In Singapore: -

  • Public Works Department of Singapore

In Turkey: -

  • Ministry of Public Works and Settlement

In the United States of America: -

  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

In Vietnam: -

  • Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transportation and Public Works


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