Beijing has vowed to put the problem-plagued construction industry in order by strengthening supervision and law enforcement on building projects. In a nationwide conference, Vice-Premier Zou Jiahua spelled out the principles for project supervision while Construction Minister Hou Jie listed measures to tackle the problem. The conference was also attended by officials of the State Planning Commission and State Administration for Industry and Commerce. Building quality problems have increased in recent years and 15 fatal collapses have been reported in the past three months in Fujian province alone. Mr Hou said the four central ministries and bureaux would send 10 special inspection teams to the provinces next month to check quality problems on construction projects. They would also invite leaders of the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference to join the inspection. Mr Zou said stricter controls should start with project approvals to avoid duplication and ensure all projects had sufficient capital. He also urged authorities to strengthen supervision and checks at all stages of construction projects. Mr Hou said his ministry would stage quality checks on important projects and cases of poor quality would be handled promptly. He said builders should not sacrifice quality for speedy completion. He also urged the authorities to find and plug loopholes in project management and supervision as well as law enforcement.