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The Application of Major Function Oriented Zoning in Fujian Province

WANG Qiang,  WU Shidai,  LI Yongshi,  TANG Xiaohua,  CHEN Guozi   

  1. School of Geographical Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China
  • Received:2008-10-21 Revised:2009-03-23 Online:2009-06-25 Published:2010-04-15
  • Supported by:

    The project for the study on Major Function Oriented Zoning of Fujian Province, No.2007A027; Key Project of Human Geography from College of Geographical Science, Fujian Normal University


The study on coordinated development of regions embodies scientific development concept in the new decision-making environment. To deal with regional development problems in the long run, during the period of the 11th Five-Year Plan, land development in Fujian Province are spatially divided into four kinds of major function regions, including optimal development region, key development region, restrictive development region, and prohibited development region. According to each region's function, the governments make practical regional policies to promote regional development and rational distribution of population and economy. This paper deals with the scientific subject of Major Function Oriented Zoning (MFOZ) of Fujian Province to provide theoretical and methods information, focusing on the problems and solutions in the process of MFOZ on national level. This paper takes the view that the project of MFOZ should apply an integrated unit which contains county-scale and township-scale in order to avoid "indiscriminate" consequences, if obvious differences exist in both the natural environment and social development in the region. Therefore, this paper brings forward the demarcation thought of MFOZ for mountain provinces: Firstly, we regionalize the prohibited development region from all the protected areas as the main body. Secondly, comprehensive evaluation of resources are carried out at the county level to screen out the optimal development region and key development region in the plain areas of province. Then the indicators for current land exploitation intensity level are used to identify the optimal development region and the key development region. Thirdly, we make comprehensive evaluation of resources at the township-level to identify the key towns in landlocked mountainous regions. Finally, according to the division, the two spatial scales are used to integrate the major function regions.

Key words: Major Function Oriented Zoning, division scale, index system, demarcation thought, Fujian Province