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The National Property Administration (NPA) amends the "Directions for Review of leaseof State-owned agricultural Land Consent to Construction of Agricultural Facilities" and promotes integration of green energy industry and agricultural facility rooftop.

In conjunction with the national renewable energy policy and the implementation of the principle of agricultural land designated for agricultural uses, the National Property Administration (NPA) had reviewed and amended the “Directions for Review of lease of State-owned agricultural Land Consent to Construction of Agricultural Facilities”. Beginning from November 9, 2017, lessees of state-owned agricultural land are entitled to set up green energy facilities on rooftops of agricultural facilities, livestock facilities, or husbandry facilities in order to promote the coexistence of agriculture and green energy and enhance the diversified application of smart technology and agriculture.
According to the NPA, the amendment is in accordance with the provisions in Article 28 of the amended “Review Guidelines for Application of Permitted Use of Agricultural Facilities on Agricultural Land”, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan. Without prejudice to the use of agricultural facilities and the conjunctive agro-business uses, it is agreed that lessees of the state-owned cultivated land, agricultural land, livestock and husbandry ground may apply for setup of green energy facilities attached to the rooftops of agricultural facilities.The application is divided into two stages: the lessees shall first secure consent from the agriculture authority regarding the construction and permitted use of agricultural facilities, livestock facilities, or husbandry facilities them, submit the approved documents (including construction completion photographs) to the rental authority for record keeping, and attach illustrations of green energy facilities in question and the application form to the rental agency to apply for “certification of consent for accessing land with green energy facilities attached to the rooftop of agricultural facility (except the net room)”,and submitted to the agriculture authority for permission for the green energy facilities.

 

2018-01-17 Ministry of Finance News

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