Brief description of the legal entity
DVS is a part of the National Road Authority in the Netherlands. Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) is the executive arm of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. On behalf of the Minister and State Secretary, Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands.The Centre for Transport and Navigation (RWS DVS) is the RWS knowledge centre for the highway and waterway networks. It collaborates closely with renowned institutes and organisations, such as the Technical University of Delft and TNO. It is responsible for setting standards in the field of infrastructure construction, maintenance and traffic management, for monitoring the executive regional directorates and to formulate new policy.
The Centre is an active member of international organisations such as PIARC, PIANC, CEDR, ECTRI and FEHRL and is responsible for managing the bilateral relations in its field with, amongst others, the USA and China.
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