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Dalian offers subsidies to eco-friendly burials with various ways to choose from

Yesterday, it’s learnt from Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs that Dalian offers subsidies to eco-friendly burials with various ways to choose from. Since the subsidy policy was issued last year, the number of people choosing eco-friendly burial ways has increased remarkably, with annual rise of 33% in sea burial and twice growth in tree burial.


It’s said that eco-friendly burial ways include sea burial, tree burial, parterre burial, greensward burial and so forth. Tree burial refers to putting the ashes of the deceased in a degradable tank or burying the ashes underground directly without grave mound and monument on the ground but with the name labeled on the tree. Parterre burial refers to putting the ashes of the deceased in a degradable tank or burying the ashes in parterre. Similarly, the ashes of the deceased will be put into a degradable tank and buried into lawn in the way of greensward burial or cast into appointed sea in the way of sea burial…


It’s said that the units undertaking ecological burial cemetery should be appointed by civil affairs department. Currently, Longshan Memorial Park and Lushun Longfeng Mountain Cemetery are appointed to conduct tree burial; Qiaoshan Cemetery and Yuhuangding Cemetery are appointed to conduct wall burial. Yuhuangding Cemetery promoted more than 2700 small tombs which cover an area of less than 1 square meter, built 12000 places for wall burial, 200 of which were provided free of charge for such special groups as people in strained circumstances, or subject to special care as well as the severely disabled in Zhongshan, Xigang, Shahekou, Ganjingzi, Lushunkou Districts and High-tech Zone.


Currently, Dalian adopts subsidy policy of eco-friendly burial, offering 1000-yuan allowance to the relatives of the deceased who choose such ecological burial ways as tree burial, parterre burial, greensward burial and so forth and exempting the charges of deceased in the way of sea burial. As applicants, the relatives of the deceased should submit application to the funeral management department of the domicile place of the deceased. If the domicile places are four downtown districts, the relatives should submit application to municipal department and carry out green burial holding relevant application forms and get corresponding subsidy in appointed cemetery units.