Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Zhùfáng Hé Chéngxiāng Jiànshèbù
Agency overview
Formed 15 March 2008
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Minister responsible
Parent agency State Council

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).


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

NameTook officeLeft office
1Lin Hanxiong (林汉雄)April 1988March 1991
2Hou Jie (侯捷)March 1991March 1998
3Yu ZhengshengMarch 1998November 2001
4Wang Guangtao (汪光焘)November 2001March 2008
5Jiang WeixinMarch 2008June 2014
6Chen ZhenggaoJune 2014June 2017
7Wang MenghuiJune 2017Incumbent

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