Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

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

Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国住房和城乡建设部
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Zhùfáng Hé Chéngxiāng Jiànshèbù
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Agency overview
Formed15 March 2008; 13 years ago (2008-03-15)
Jurisdiction China
HeadquartersBeijing
Minister responsible
Parent agencyState Council
Websitehttp://www.mohurd.gov.cn/
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
Simplified Chinese中华人民共和国住房和城乡建设部
Traditional Chinese中華人民共和國住房和城鄉建設部
MOHURD
Chinese住建部
Ministry of Construction
Simplified Chinese中华人民共和国建设部
Traditional Chinese中華人民共和國建設部

HistoryEdit

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 MinistersEdit

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 June 2014
6 Chen Zhenggao June 2014 June 2017
7 Wang Menghui June 2017 Incumbent

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