Liaoning province will not pursue celebratory infrastructure projects this year to guard against shoddy building. Governor Zhang Guoguang said no localities or enterprises could engage in such projects because it would compromise quality. Mr Zhang feared many local governments would ignore standards to finish projects in time for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in October, the China Economic Times reported. Instead, he wanted improved building standards and better management. He also hoped to instil a sense of lifelong responsibility for construction work. Liaoning has had serious problems with its building projects. The collapse of the Shensi Highway was dubbed by state media as one of last year's top five corrupt infrastructure projects and many residents are concerned over the quality of their homes. Mr Zhang believes such problems stem from a lack of good management. He cited projects' blatant disregard for laws and regulations, regional protectionism, unclear responsibility for quality control and corruption as reasons for the province's poor record. Projects with October 1 deadlines include the international airport in Shanghai's Pudong district and the Oriental Plaza office, residential and shopping complex in Beijing. Many other projects around the country have the same deadline.