Senior official urges city planning, land use


Updated Wed, 02 Feb 2005 00:00:00 GMT

Chinese Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan has called for using "scientific concept of development" to further improve city planning and land usage.

    He said China's macro-control measures have curbed the rapid increase in the fixed assets investment.

    Zeng reminded, however, there are some places that expand urban development and occupy large areas of land in the name of adjusting city programming. Others set forth unrealistic development goals, beyond what the city can afford or requires a huge amount of manpower to construct.

    The vice Premier also underscored that the use of land for construction should be strictly controlled.