Min­istries re­spond to key pub­lic con­cerns

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - POLICY REVIEW - By ZHANG YUE zhangyue@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Cen­tral min­istries and de­part­ments have re­sponded to a se­ries of pub­lic con­cerns, mainly in­clud­ing af­ford­able hous­ing and med­i­cal ad­ver­tise­ment man­age­ment.

Af­ford­able hous­ing au­dit­ing

China’s Na­tional Au­dit Of­fice re­vealed a re­cent round of au­dit­ing over the coun­try’s govern­ment-sub­si­dized hous­ing projects on June 24, also known as the af­ford­able hous­ing pro­gram, a project de­signed to pro­vide hous­ing for peo­ple with low in­comes to make their dwelling more af­ford­able.

The au­dit, run­ning from De­cem­ber 2016 to March 2017, cov­ers govern­ment-sub­si­dized hous­ing projects across 31 prov­inces, mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, and au­ton­o­mous re­gions, among which 17,200 projects were com­pre­hen­sively in­ves­ti­gated. The re­view mainly tar­gets hous­ing projects started in 2016.

This has been the of­fice’s fifth round of au­dit­ing on the coun­try’s af­ford­able hous­ing projects.

Of­fi­cials from the Na­tional Au­dit Of­fice told at a news brief­ing late in June that in general, in 2016, the con­struc­tion of af­ford­able hous­ing played an im­por­tant role in im­prov­ing peo­ple’s liveli­hoods and pro­mot­ing ur­ban­iza­tion, cre­at­ing proper liv­ing con­di­tions for ur­ban res­i­dents with low in­comes and driv­ing development of re­lated in­dus­tries.

Mean­while, key prob­lems were also de­tected in this round of au­dit. Some re­gions and de­part­ments still have prob­lems such as lack of strict man­age­ment of the hous­ing funds and fail­ure to strictly im­ple­ment the af­ford­able hous­ing pol­icy. These prob­lems take var­i­ous forms, such as fund em­bez­zle­ment and poor in­fra­struc­ture qual­ity of hous­ing projects. Also, af­ford­able hous­ing projects were found to be pro­vided to fam­i­lies that do not fall into groups of res­i­dents el­i­gi­ble for such sub­sidiaries.

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