These Regulations, consisting of 40 Articles, are enacted to strengthen the planning, protection, construction, management and utilization of ethnic cultural villages in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture.The administrative departments for construction of the people's governments at the county level should plan for the protection of ethnic cultural villages, and delimit the protected areas. The planning, construction, protection, management and utilization of ethnic cultural villages should respect the wishes of the local people and safeguard the interests thereof. In order to construct projects and facilities in a cultural village, the construction unit or individual shall obtain the construction planning license. People's governments at all levels should strengthen non-material cultural protection of ethnic cultural villages, and strengthen the protection of the natural ecological environment such as natural topography, forest vegetation, water bodies, natural landscapes and monuments and so on.
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