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China steps up inspection of government-subsidized housing projects

(Xinhua)

09:36, September 07, 2011

BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- China's discipline watchdog is tightening supervision on the construction of affordable housing projects nationwide, which involves billions of government funding.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will send 10 inspection teams to 20 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in next two weeks, said He Yong, deputy head of CCDI, at a meeting held on Tuesday.

As an effort to cope with soaring housing prices, the government has arranged a total of 170.5 billion yuan to build affordable homes for low-income earners this year.

Inspectors will evaluate the implementation of the central government's policy, check the quality of the housing, and verify the proper use of public money, He said.

They must not overlook any indications of, or related to, malpractice in the housing projects, such as breach of duty, bribery and misuse of government funds, he said.

According to the Ministry of Construction, the country aims to finish the main framework of at least one third of the housing projects nationwide and start the construction of the rest projects by the end of October.

Another major task of the teams is to check the implementation of the government's policy to build irrigation and water conservation facilities in rural areas and reform the management of water resources, He said.

Inspectors are urged to uncover actual problems with these policies and offer suggestions for further improvement, he said.

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Great site, great reporting. Keep on going
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China can now provide good and affordable housing to all its citizens. The real estate enterprises, inside and out, are manipulating the situations and make a lot of people suffer in the process. It appears that those involved, the real estate businesses, the local officials and Government officials are employing a delaying tactic to test China and also to gain the extra time to reap the enormous profits. Those involved in the current supervision are to find out the root cause and determine all the links in the bounty loop. China is only accountable to all the well-being of all its citizens, not just to only a few who make the whole population suffer by exploiting China"s situations. In China, individuals and even officials often make their own decisions, which creates lots of ambiguity as a country. As an example, one police say yes while another say no at different locations in the same city which is a yes in unwritten law. The only way is a clear directives, a clear process that is uniform all across the country that everyone is subjected to. This way, no one can take matter into their own hand and then twist and turn, that is detriment to the whole country.
  

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