China's land ministry urges regulating demolitions
Updated: 2011-05-16 10:41
BEIJING -- The Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) has issued a notice asking local departments to monitor forced demolitions and evictions in a bid to protect the people's interests.
Also, heads of the local land departments should be held accountable in carrying out the central governments' policies and cooperate with local governments and departments to improve relocation compensation or resettlement policies, the notice said. Supervision should also be stepped up and proper compensation should be given to rural residents, whose homes are demolished, and more efforts should be made to tackle the rural residents' relocations and their life difficulties, the notice said.
Also, reasonable requests from members of the public should be properly answered, the notice said.
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