Jiangsu Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

updated on: 2008-05-26  source:

        Major functions

  (1) To Draft local regulations and policies on urban planning, rural (village and town) planning, project construction, urban development, rural (village and town) development, building industry, housing and real-estate industry, investigation, design, consultancy, public utilities. Provide guidelines for mid- and long-term planning and organize to enforce them and give guidance and direction to the implementation of them.

  (2) To be responsible for the urban planning and city development in the process of urbanization. Work with other authorities to implement the evaluation system of city development. Be responsible for the assessment of the most livable cites in the province.

  (3) To be responsible for management of urban planning, rural (village and town) planning, urban investigation and municipal engineering survey in the whole province. Trusted by the provincial government, take the responsibility for the review of urban planning and agglomeration planning, and submission of them for approval; Take the responsibility for the review of, and application for approval of historic cities, historic conservation areas and national garden cities and submission of them for approval and supervision over the protection of them; Give guidance and direction to planning management for optimizing disposition and utilization of urban land resources; Participate in review of land use  planning, land planning and regional planning.

  (4) To guide and supervise construction activities in the whole province. Be responsible for administration of investigation and design of construction projects. Participate in the management of state listed projects. Be responsible for the quality, construction and end investigation of the projects. Supervise the foreign oriented projects.

  (5) To organize to develop the economic assessment methods for feasibility study of construction projects, economic parameters, construction standards and construction period quotas, construction land use quotas and construction costs management system, which will be issued jointly by the Jiangsu Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau.

  (6) To be responsible for administration and supervision over the quality of investigation, design, civil works, installation and decoration of construction projects. Execute professional management and supervision on all kinds of agencies specialized in supervision and testing of construction quality; Be responsible for administration and supervision on the safety of construction and production; Be responsible for administration and supervision on safe use of constructional plantsManage foreign economic cooperation and foreign affairs in the construction sector; Organize and coordinate construction enterprises to participate in international projects and cooperation of labor services for construction.

  (7) To give guidance and direction to the urban and rural (village and town) construction in the whole province; Be responsible for the administration of water supply, gas, heating, public transit, municipal utilities, landscaping, urban appearance and environmental hygiene in the urban areas within the province; Be responsible for the administration of scenic and historic interest areas within the province; Give guidance and direction to water supply and water conservation in the urban areas; Give guidance and direction to exploitation, utilization and protection of underground water in the urban planning areas; Give guidance to urban appearance and environmental improvement; Be responsible for the inspection over construction law enforcement.

  (8) To be responsible for administration of housing and real-estate industry; Be responsible for regulation of housing industrialization, real-estate development (property management), urban housing demolition and resettlement; Standardize real estate markets; According to the functions authorized by the law and regulations concerned, manage transfer, mortgage and lease of properties; Give guidance to paid transfer of urban land use-right, development and utilization of urban land.

  (9) To be responsible for preparing anti-quake design and air defense design specifications for all kinds of buildings and their affiliated facilities as well as municipal utilities; Give guidance to developing and utilizing underground spaces in urban areas.

  (10) To make sci-tech development plans in construction sector; Organize to tackle key problems in major sci-tech projectsand transfer and spread sci-tech results; Guide the work of technological innovation and introduction.

  (11) To guide and supervise construction activities in the whole province; Be responsible for administration on investigation and design of construction projects, construction supervision, and construction costs consultation; Develop the policies and regulatory systems for investigation, design, building and supervision of construction projects as well as management of relevant intermediaries.

  (12) To guide the foreign cooperation of construction affairs and administer urban construction archives.

  (13) To manage the personnel of both the construction department and its affiliated units; Prepare professional personnel training programs; Give guidance for the development of scientific and technical professional team; Be responsible for vocational skill education and staff and workers training; Be responsible for management of professional technicians; Be responsible for organization and implementation of certified qualification systems and post skill identification systems in the construction sector.

  (14) To undertake other work trusted by the Provincial Government.

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