Premier Li Keqiang signed a decree on June 12, promulgating the State Council’s modifications to the current regulations on the survey and design of construction projects.
A new condition was added to the original document. For those that fail to prepare survey and design documents based on administrative approval requirements, urban, rural and professional planning, or national standards, they will be required to make corrections before deadline. Those who miss the deadline will be fined from 100,000 yuan to 300,000 yuan. Those who are found responsible for accidents due to poor project quality or pollute the environment will be ordered to suspend business for rectification to be carried out, with their qualification level downgraded. If the violation is serious, their certificate of qualification will be revoked. The institutions are also required to assume compensation liability for losses they caused.
Survey and design documents should be prepared in accordance with rural planning, in addition to urban planning, according to the new revision.