Mission Statement

To design, construct and maintain Government buildings in the most cost effective manner that will stimulate economic growth, poverty alleviation and the reduction of HIV AIDS.

Goals and Objectives

The objectives of the department is to construct government buildings in an efficient and cost effective manner, maintain and enhance the value of government buildings, ensure provision of accommodation to government in an efficient and cost effective manner.


The Buildings Department (BD) is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of all government institutional and residential buildings. The department serves as an implementation agency for all government ministries/departments capital programme.

To carry out its obligations, the Department makes use of its own design office to carry out the designs or commissions private consultants if necessary. The decision to implement the designs in-house or letting it out depends on the nature of the project and the department’s workload at the time. For construction and rehabilitation, it lets out work on contract to private firms. For maintenance the department makes use of its maintenance units.

The department’s headquarters is made up of seven divisions namely, Architectural, Structural and Civil, Quantity Surveying, Contracts, Construction, Maintenance, Electrical. In addition, the department has five (5) depots based in Mbabane, Manzini, Piggs Peak, Nhlangano and Siteki. There is also an Electrical depot in Mbabane and a sub depot at Mankayane

Chief Buildings Engineer: Mr. Mkhululi Mamba

Postal Address:
P. O. Box 58

Physical Address
Ministry of Public Works & Transport Building                       
Mhlambanyatsi Road

Telephone Number:(+268) 2409 9122
Fax Number :            (+268) 2404 5825

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