National mineral resources planning
Mineral resources are the basis of development, and the protection of mineral resources and rational development and utilization are of great concern to national modernization. In order to ensure the security of mineral resources supply, to promote fundamental changes to the resource utilization way, and speed up the transformation and upgrading of the mining and green development, mineral resources management comprehensively deepen reform, promote the economic sustainable and healthy development of mining, based on the "mineral resources law of the People's Republic of China, the law of the People's Republic of China on the 13th five-year plan for national economic and social development program and the national development planning, formulate the national mineral resources planning (2016-2020)" (hereinafter referred to as the "plan").
"The plan" is to carry out the state resources security strategy, an important means to strengthen and improve macro management of mineral resources, is the examination and approval, supervision and administration in accordance with the geological exploration and mineral resources utilization and protection activities of the important basis. Relevant industry plans concerning exploitation and utilization of mineral resources shall be connected with this plan.
The plan is based on 2015, with 2020 as the target year and the year 2025.