-- The Department of Infrastructure and Services --

The Department of Infrastructure and Services is dedicated to providing the underlying support services and structures required by the people and Businesses of Utania, including: transportation regulation and services; electricity, water and gas supplies; support to a whole host of cultural activities, such as television, radio, the arts, sports, etc...; and telecommunications infrastructure, regulation and services.
With this in mind, it is easy to see that this Civil Service is one of the largest in Utania, and would soon become unmanageable, running the two dozen or so Government companies. Therefore, it is this Department's aim to divest the Government of the ownership of these companies, and to instead provide a regulatory framework in which their customer service specifications shall be determined, and then to enforce those specifications.
The first step before these departments and companies can be sold is what the government terms "Corporatisation", the turning of an organisation into a corporation. In many cases, this will require serious work in restructuring and reforming the organisations, and will require skills not currently held within those organisations.

Therefore, the President has authorised the hiring of executives from around the world who are skilled in the organisation of companies and can provide the necessary direction and guidance to these prospective corporations. To support this end, the President has initiated a fund of ONE BILLION CHRISTIANA CROWNS to attract the necessary expertise and skills from within Utania and overseas to the reorganisation of these companies.

Prospective Directors, Chief Executives, Executive Managers and Management may apply directly to the Director of Infrastructure and Services, Mr Frankel Jurst, at the address at the bottom of this page.

There is some NN companies and former government departments once owned by the Dependencies or Guwimith Imperial government, or their nobility, that are now the property of the Utanian Government. The greatest threat these departments and companies provide is to the Utanian economy -: they have the ability to deprive the economy of vital services due to the monopolistic hold some of them have over their domains.

Those companies owned by the government are as follows:

Television Stations (7)

Television One are the country's premier television service, covering with their transmission the majority of the country. Running twenty hours a day, the station is dedicated to providing news, current affairs, educational and documentary programming. Though least likely to be sold by the Government, work is still required to streamline and corporatise the organisation.

The broadcaster was started in 260 by the Guwimith Dependencies Administration to provide the Dependencies with placating entertainment. It was originally reserved for only the major capitals, but soon expanded to include regional areas and eventually all the Dependencies. This company is, obviously, only the Utanian portion of the company, as South Bay, Gvonj and Begral will have their own portions.
Started in 267, and primarily focused on entertainment programming, the Guwimith regime's second television station in the Dependencies was a huge success. Programming is aimed at entertainment, providing television programmes from around the world in comedy, drama and movies. The broadcaster was, like TV1, originally aimed at just the capitals, but expanded to the regions as well.
Amara meaning images, Nij meaning far away, Amara-nij Utani was the first attempt by Utani people to provide television for their own culture rather than simply importing the television from Guwimith that TV1 and Ch2 were doing. Started by wealthy Savaj businessman David Atoja, in Luka, March 275, it produced dozens of its own programmes initially in the Utani language, but later in the less politically sensitive Ingallish (Utani was banned by the Imperial Court from broadcasting). ANU was shut down several times by the Dependencies government for anti-government (pro-Utani) messages, and eventually seized by the Imperial Court for a small sum of money. It remained the only station transmitting in the Mountains province of the Dependencies until the 90's, and continues to provide Utani language and cultural programming to the remote regions of the country, a service that must continue.

Radio Companies (2)

  Perhaps because they were cheaper to set-up than television transmitters, allowing private individuals to set-up their own, the Dependencies government only bothered to create one radio broadcaster, RADIO DEPENDENCIES. Now renamed to the less sensitive Radio One, the network of transmitters in the only nationwide broadcaster. Focused on news, parliamentary broadcasting and sports news, Radio One requires revamping in the FM radio age.
  Radio Horn of Olives was set-up by the Dependencies government to provide propaganda to the ships that passed through the seas to the south. It eventually became more news focused and is the only low band transmitter in Utania. Renamed to Radio Utania, it beams its signal as far afield as Namuria and Fort Capital to the south and New Aquitania to the south west.

Infrastructure Departments (6)

  The former Department of South-Eastern Electricity is the Lasanne and Nystonian electricity generation and distribution department.
  Luka Electrical was owned by one of the nobility of the Guwimith regime, who has been deprived of the continued ownership, and provides electricity to the city of Luka and surrounds.
  The Luka Gas Department, formerly 80% owned by the Guwimith Tsar, is now
  The Luka Gas Department, formerly 80% owned by the Guwimith Tsar, is now
  The Luka Gas Department, formerly 80% owned by the Guwimith Tsar, is now
  The Dependencies department of Water and Sanitation was the Dependencies-wide department chartered with providing water and sanitation to the dependencies. Though now broken in four, the Utanian branch continues to provide the same services to Utania.

Transport Departments and Companies (4)

  U-Rail is the recently renamed Utanian Rail company
  The old Department of Southern Roads was the southern provinces' road maintenance and construction company
  The Department of Roads
  The Department of Roads

Telecommunications (4)


Other (19)

The federal Utanian government have inherited from the Guwimith Tsar one hundred million shares in the Belson Corporation, a Û43 billion food products company. The value of the shares is approximately Û13.8 billion, and although the government received a Û1.5 billion dividend, there will be an attempt to sell the one hundred million shares without greatly adversely affecting the share price.
  Djea-Kopana Utani (Djea meaning sea and Kopana meaning vessel or transport) is the Utanian government's inherited merchant naval fleet. The government now owns
  Kopana-Aij Utani, the Utanian airliner.

Dept. of Infrastructure and Services
53 Uta-Aranj Road
Presidential Central, Utan Krysaror, 12001.

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