The 13th Five-Year Plan for Island Conservation has been published recently. During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, the disposal rate of waste water of newly developed uninhabited islands must reach 100 percent. Also, the law-enforcement operations of the islands will be reinforced, the illegal activities on the islands will be eliminated, and the law-enforcement inspection of the uninhabited islands will be strengthened.
Dalian has 538 islands, including 40 inhabited islands and 498 uninhabited ones. During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, Dalian will step on a new stage in terms of island ecological protection, exploitation and utilization. Dalian will establish classified and categorized island conservation system, with 20 percent of the islands to be involved in Dalian islands conservation directory. The upgrade of two natural island reserves will be promoted. The upgrade of a national special marine reserve will be advanced, and an ecological corridor based on islands will be built. 5 ecological reef projects will be implemented and 5 beautiful islands will be constructed. Except for protecting the ecosystem of the islands, the exploitation and utilization of the uninhabited islands will be strictly regulated. Additionally, measures for Examination and Approval on the Exploitation and Utilization of the Uninhabited Islands will be implemented. The relevant regulations about reimbursable usage system on uninhabited islands and a unified registration mechanism for real estate will also be carried out.
A person responsible from Island Management Office of Dalian Ocean and Fishery Bureau said, “We will strictly follow relevant laws and regulations on whether and how the uninhabited islands can be exploited and utilized, with examination and approval by the provincial or the central government. The units or individuals applying for exploiting and utilizing the islands should follow relevant laws, regulations and the plan of island conservation. They should provide island development and utilization plans as well as reports of assessing the feasibility established by qualified technical units. The projects cannot be implemented until getting the approval of the provincial or the central government.”