Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Zhùfáng Hé Chéngxiāng Jiànshèbù
|Formed||March 15, 2008|
|Parent agency||State Council|
The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) 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).
As part of US$586 billion economic stimulus package of November 2008, the government plans to:
- 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||June 2014|
|6||Chen Zhenggao||June 2014||June 2017|
|7||Wang Menghui||June 2017||Incumbent|
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