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Vice-premier stresses truth in land survey

Updated: Sep 8,2018 10:28 AM

Vice-Premier Han Zheng addresses the teleconference on the third national land survey in Beijing, Sept 6, 2018.[Photo/Xinhua]

The land survey must be targeted at mastering the real status quo of the country’s natural resources, making sure the data are precise and reliable, Vice-Premier Han Zheng stressed at a teleconference on the third national land survey, on Sept 6 in Beijing.

Han, also the group leader of the land survey, asked authorities to determine the statistics of cultivated land and permanent basic farmland, land usage in urban and rural areas, and ownership and the rights of use.

Natural resources should be investigated with a unified classification and standard, and the final results should be demonstrated on one platform with one set of data. A national database and management system should be established to facilitate results to be applied in society.

The vice-premier underscored the importance of truth in data, saying no efforts should be spared to improve the quality of statistics. He asked governments at different levels to shoulder their responsibilities to conscientiously uphold the rule of law and scientific spirit. No one is allowed to change or adjust the statistics and files without authorization. Advanced techniques should be adopted in cases of man-made interference.

Before the teleconference, Han chaired the first plenary meeting for the leading group of the third national land survey, discussing and deploying work for the next stage.