NPC, CPPCC Annual Sessions 2009
Special Report: Global Financial Crisis
BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China will
take measures to stabilize real estate market confidence while promoting "orderly
development" of the industry, Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday morning.
Wen made the remarks in the government work report
delivered to nearly 3,000 lawmakers at the annual session of the National
People's Congress, the country's top legislature.
"We will adopt even more vigorous and effective
policies and measures to stabilize market confidence and expectations, keep real
estate investment stable, and promote steady and orderly development of the real
estate industry," Wen said.
The country plans to earmark 43 billion yuan (about
6.28 billion U.S. dollars ) in its 2009 budget to build low-rent houses for poor
families, he said.
The government will also "strive to solve the housing
problems of 7.5 million low-income urban families and 2.4 million families
living in shantytowns in forests, on reclaimed land and around coal mines within
three years," he said.
Wen also pledged to deepen reform of the urban
housing system to meet people's multilevel housing demand, and strive to ensure
adequate housing for everyone.