This Act is enacted to promote conservation and utilization of lands and natural resources, and reasonable distribution of population and industrial activities, so as to accelerate economic development, improve living environment, and enhance public welfare.A regional plan referred to in this Act means a regional development plan formulated according to the mutually depended and common-interest relations between geography, population, resources, and economic activities.The competent authority of each level shall establish a committee of regional plan to examine regional plans. Regional plans shall be established for the areas as prescribed in Article 5, icluding: 1.Areas designated by a national integrated development plan or regional integrated development plan. 2.Areas allocated centered on the capital, municipalities, provincial capitals, or province (county) administrated cities to promote the actual urban development. The Regulations further provide for the preparation, alteration, approval and announcement of regional plans, control of regional land utilization, promotion of regional development and construction, offences and penaltie, etc.
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