Welcome to the information site of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC). Thank you for your interest in the work of Switzerland's Federal Department for the infrastructure and the environment and its director, Doris Leuthard.
In the DETEC there are more than 2500 persons devoted to the main concern of this department, namely, to assure the sustainable provision of primary services in Switzerland. We want to meet present requirements for infrastructures and at the same time to secure for future generations the chances of an intact environment.
We do our best to make information concerning the department available also in English. Regrettably, this is not always possible. However, if desired, staff members of the DETEC press and information service will put you in touch with an English-speaking representative. The DETEC press and information service can be contacted at the following phone number:
+41 58 462 55 11
Or by e-mail
New Gotthard railway tunnel
The world’s longest railway tunnel was officially opened on 1 June 2016 – the Gotthard Base Tunnel.New Gotthard railway tunnel
President of the Swiss Confederation
Doris Leuthard is the Head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. In 2017 she also holds the office of president of the Swiss Confederation.