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China to inspect construction for affordable housing

From : Xinhua

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BEIJING, March 18, 2011 -- China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development announced on Friday that it would conduct inspections on the construction of affordable housing across the country in the third quarter of this year.

The inspections are intended to examine the development of affordable housing projects as the Chinese government vows to build 10 million units for middle and low-income earners this year.

The inspections also aim to check the quality of the projects and the implementation of the central government's affordable housing policy in local regions, a statement on the Ministry's website said.

The ministry announced that it would work with other central government departments in urging local governments to make detailed plans for affordable housing construction.

Local governments are also urged to sign papers with the ministry in order to promote the construction of affordable housing.