New ministries in March, say analysts

China is likely to found an energy ministry and upgrade its environment watchdog to ministry status in March, Reuters reported on Monday.
At present energy policy-making and adminstration is scattered across several departments, the report said, while the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) lacks the power to consistently enforce anti-pollution rules.
The changes would likely be approved during the annual session of the National People’s Congress, held in Beijing from March 5.
"The energy ministry I think is highly likely… and I would say it is 99% [sure] that SEPA will become a ministry," an energy industry source was quoted as saying.