The Ministry of the Interior passed the draft of "National Land Use Planning Act" on October 30, 2012 and would submit the Act to Executive Yuan for deliberation on October 31, pushing land-use planning one step forward toward its sustainable development. The Ministry of the Interior said that the draft covered several key points, including the confirmation to draft and legalize the "National Land Use Planning Act" for the entire country and its special municipalities, counties and cities. Our national land will be classified into several functional regions, such as conservation areas, marine resources regions, agricultural development regions, and rural and urban development regions. Basic principles for national land uses will be established to promote sustainable land development. To enhance public participation in the formulation of public policies, all the data and information of National Land Planning in its planning, deliberation and implementation phases must be declared through public exhibitions or public hearings. It is also stipulated that even the basic data and information of national land planning should be publicized in accordance with the law, that mechanisms must be set up to protect and maintain the rights for people whose land, buildings or facilities are restricted from further development by the National Land Use Planning Act, and that the government should budget NT$100 billion to compensate or remedy those whose legal rights are affected. For details, please visit the website of Ministry of the Interior (http://www.moi.gov.tw/index.aspx).