Duties and Responsibilities of the Ministry Duties and Responsibilities of the Ministry
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  • Undertake studies relating to urbanization and criteria for grading urban centers;
  •  Provide all-round and coordinated support to urban centers to make them development centers capable of influencing their surroundings;
  • Provide capacity building support to urban centers for improving their service delivery; and where necessary, organize training and research centers in the field of urban development;
  • In cooperation with regional states, undertake studies for the integration of urban and rural development activities; assist and follow-up the implementation of same;
  • Follow up the activities of city administrations accountable to the federal government;
  • Undertakes studies for setting general directions for urban dwellers to build residential houses compatible with their own means: provide capacity building support to urban centers for the implementation of same;
  • Undertake studies for the integration of urban development with poverty reduction activities, and support the implementations same;
  • Promote the expansion of micro and small enterprises;
  • Without prejudice to the powers given by law to other organs, set and follow up the compliance of standards for construction works’
  • Create conductive conditions for the development of internationally competitive construction industry;
  • Provide necessary support in the preparation of designs and contract documents for, and in the supervision of building constructions finance by the federal government;
  • Register and issue certificates of professional competence to engineers and architects; determine the grades of contractors and consultants, and issue certificates of competence to those operating in more than one regional states;
  • Undertake research for improving the types and qualities of local construction materials;
  • Without prejudice to the powers given by law to and other government organ, ensure the proper administration of house owned by the federal government.
  • And also, the powers and duties given to the Ministry of Work and Urban Development by the provisions of other laws, currently in force, are given to the Ministry of Urban Development and Construction.