On April 23 and 25, the Ministry of Urban and Rural Construction of Residential Buildings, together with the State Development Bank, held national meetings on shantytown renovation in Changchun and Nanning respectively in order to speed up shantytown renovation and complete the 5.8 million shantytown renovation missions in 2015. Chen Zhenggao, Minister of Urban and Rural Construction of Residential Buildings, presided over the meeting and made overall requests. Wang Ning, Vice Minister of Urban and Rural Construction of Residential Buildings, Zhang Xuguang, Vice President of the National Development Bank, attended the meeting. Relevant persons in charge of the Ministry of Finance and the Audit Office were invited to attend the meeting
Chen Zhenggao stressed that the CPC Central Committee and the State Council attach great importance to the operation of shelter reform, and all localities should fully understand the importance of shelter reform from a strategic and overall perspective. Shed reform is both a serious livelihood project and an important driving force for steady economic growth. There are still many people living in shanty towns with difficult conditions. It is the responsibility of government departments at all levels to improve their living environment as soon as possible.
Chen Zhenggao put forward a clear requirement for the next shelter reform: the top of the list, all localities should recognize the situation, unify their thinking, act automatically, and try every means to complete the mission of this year's shelter reform. Secondly, all localities should strengthen project docking with relevant financial institutions, such as the National Development Bank, to implement this year's shelter reform funds and new projects. Third, we should explore various ways of financing and broaden the sources of funds for shed reform. Fourth, we need to increase the price of monetization and increase our monetary share. Fifth, residential urban and rural construction departments around the local Party committee and government chiefs to report on the operation of shelter reform, scramble for greater support. The heads of the provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government and the competent departments of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in charge of the shed reform, and the heads of the State Development Bank and the provincial branches attended the meeting.