Anhui has 88.289 million mu (5.89 million hectares) of arable land and 73.93 million mu of permanent basic farmland at present, the Department of Natural Resources of Anhui Province said at a press briefing on Wednesday.
The province has balanced the occupation and compensation of arable land for 21 consecutive years, said Gao Hongjian, deputy head of the department.
The province has added 813,000 mu of cultivated land since 2016.
Anhui’s land for construction per capita GDP fell 28.06 percent as of December 31, 2019, meeting the target for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20) ahead of schedule. In 2018, the decline rate reached 7.54 percent, bringing the province to the first place in China.
The department has approved 2.06 million mu of land for construction since 2016. Around 1,400 infrastructure projects and major industrial projects kicked off on the land, according to the official.