20 February 2019

More land needed to lift urbanization rate to 80%, paper says

China needs an additional 80 million acres of land for development if it is to boost the urbanization rate to 80 percent, People’s Daily reported Thursday, citing the Ministry of Land and Resources. Each percentage point increase in the urbanization rate requires 287 Chinese acres of land and relocation of 14 million people, Yan Zhirao, director of the land environment and resources department, was quoted as saying. At the same time, China should ensure sufficient agricultural land to ensure a stable food supply, the report said.

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