China to set up five new ’super ministries’

March 11th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, March 11 (Xinhua) China will set up five new “super ministries” in the current round of government institutional restructuring, the plan of which will be submitted to the ongoing session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) or parliament. According to the plan, the five new “super ministries” are the ministries of industry and information, human resources and social security, environmental protection, housing and urban-rural construction, and transport.

To strengthen the government management of the energy sector, a high-level inter-ministerial coordinator, the national energy commission, is to be established, with a national bureau of energy as its executive arm under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

The new bureau will integrate the NDRC’s functions relating to energy management, the functions of the National Energy Leading Group and the functions of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence on nuclear power management.

The State Council will have 27 ministries and commissions apart from the General Office after the reshuffle, as against its present 28.

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