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Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

Ministry of Housing
and Urban-Rural Development

住房和城乡建设部
Zhùfáng Hé Chéngxiāng Jiànshèbù
Agency overview
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Minister responsible Jiang Weixin
Parent agency State Council
Website http://www.mohurd.gov.cn/

The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) is a ministry of the government of the People's Republic of China which provides housing and regulates the state construction activities in the country. It was formerly known as the Ministry of Construction (Chinese: 建设部; pinyin: Jiànshèbù).

History

As part of US$586 billion economic stimulus package of November 2008, the government plans to [1]:

  • Housing: increase the construction of more affordable and low-rent housing and the speeding up of slum demolition, to initiate a pilot program to rebuild rural homes, and a program to encourage nomads to move into permanent housing.
  • Rural infrastructure: improve roads and power grids in the countryside, and drinking water, including a huge project to divert water from the South to the North of China. Also, poverty relief initiatives will be strengthened.

List of Ministers

Name Took office Left office
1 Lin Hanxiong (林汉雄) April 1988 March 1991
2 Hou Jie (侯捷) March 1991 March 1998
3 Yu Zhengsheng March 1998 November 2001
4 Wang Guangtao (汪光焘) November 2001 March 2008
5 Jiang Weixin March 2008 Incumbent

See also

External links

  • Official website
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