Mr. WANG GuangtaoChairman of the Board, UN Environment-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China (2001-2008) Chairman of Environmental and Resources Protection Committee of the 11th National Peop
Prof. WANG Guangtao studied urban development at Tongji University from 1960 to 1964. Beginning in 1965, he served as a technician of Xuzhou Urban Construction Bureau, and from 1978 to 1981, he studied for his engineering master degree in the Road and Bridge Department at Tongji University, which was conferred in 1981. Later in 1981, Prof. WANG served as Technology Section Engineer, Urban and Rural Construction Section Chief, Deputy Chief Engineer and Deputy Director of Xuzhou Urban and Rural Construction Commission of Jiangsu Province. In 1984, he was appointed as Deputy Mayor of Xuzhou City. In 1989, he became the Secretary and Chief Engineer of Ministry of Urban Construction. In 1995, he served as Deputy Secretary, Acting Mayor and Mayor of Harbin Municipal Committee of Heilongjiang Province. In 1998, he was appointed as the Vice Mayor of the city of Beijing. In November 2001, he was appointed as Party Secretary of the Ministry of Construction, and in December of the same year he was appointed as Minister of Construction. In the meeting of the Tenth National People's Congress in March 2003, he was appointed as the Minister of Construction. In March 2008, he was appointed as the Chairman of Environment and Resource Protection Committee, National People’s Congress of China.