Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng has stressed the need for a wide-ranging reform of the construction project approval system.
Han, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks at a symposium on pilot reform for construction project approval held in Xiamen, east China's Fujian Province, on Monday.
Han said the construction project approval system needed to be thoroughly reformed, with success measured by the experience of market entities and the public.
"The pilot program for approval system reform should focus on key links, outstanding problems, and the procedures, information-sharing, mechanism and regulation methods for construction project approval should be unified," the vice premier said.
He ordered all government departments to jointly support and push forward the reform so it would be completed on time.
Han made a trip to Xiamen June 3-4 to inspect local administrative services and the business environment. He visited the city's administrative service center, an aircraft engineering company and a harbor in Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone.