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Carried out the Land Justice of the Indigenous Peoples and Protected the Mountain and Forest Resources Together

  • 更新時間:2019/11/22 11:01:27

In order to implement the spirit of appropriate compensation for the limited use of land by the owners or legal users of the reserved lands, and to include other qualified reserved lands into the compensation scope, the Council of Indigenous Peoples had proposed “Amendment Bill on Compensation for Prohibition of Felling and Afforestation Feedback Ordinance of Reserved Lands of Indigenous People”, which would be submitted to the Executive Yuan for review. According to a resolution adopted by the Executive Yuan at its 3672nd session today (17), this amendment estimated that nearly 7,000 hectares of reserved lands of indigenous people would be included into the compensation scope, and more than 4,000 people would be compensated.

The Council pointed out that the Ordinance was enabled on July 1, 2016. After the implementation of the Ordinance for four years from 2016 to 2019, the area of deforestation prohibited was up to 41,000 hectares per year, and the amount of compensation issued was NT $4.7 billion. About 26,000 people were compensated each year, thus bringing economic benefits of more than NT$ 29.8 billion for carbon sequestration, water conservation, disaster prevention and mitigation in Taiwan. This revision of the legal system was a comprehensive review of the problems encountered in the past three years. It was expected that compensated scope would be increased, including, national parks, protected areas and specific water sources areas, and the procedures for compensation for deforestation prohibited would be simplified in line with the current development trend of science and technology.

The Council further stated that the bill of amendments to this Ordinance had been approved by the Executive Yuan today. The Executive Yuan would review and refer it to the Legislative Yuan for deliberation, requesting the Council to actively communicate with the various party groups in the court and the opposition so as to complete the amendment process as soon as possible.

 Business Undertaker: Sun, Wei-Yan Section Member

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