Islands Development Promotion Act


Published: 2013-03-23

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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to help residents in islands increase their income and improve their welfare by renovating and expanding infrastructure for production, earning, and living in islands and improving their living environment.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 2 (Scope of Islands)   print
The term "islands" in this Act means all islands on the seas, excluding the main island of the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 3 (Relationships with other Plans)   print
(1) Development plans under this Act shall take precedence over development plans under other Acts and subordinate statutes: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply to military affairs, the Framework Act on the National Land, and the National Land Planning and Utilization Act.
(2) Development plans under this Act shall be established in harmony with development plans under other Acts and subordinate statutes.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 4 (Designation of Islands Eligible for Development)   print
(1) An island shall be designated as an island eligible for development (hereinafter referred to as "designated island"), if it is considered necessary to develop the island in order to achieve the purposes of this Act.
(2) An island shall be designated as a designated island by the Minister of Security and Public Administration at the request of the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, the competent Metropolitan City Mayor, Do Governor, or Special Self-Governing Province Governor (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor"), subject to deliberation by the committee for the deliberation on development of islands under Article 14 (hereinafter referred to as the "Island Development Deliberation Committee"). The same shall also apply to an amendment to the designation. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 5 (Public Announcement of Designated Islands)   print
The Minister of Security and Public Administration shall, when he/she designates islands pursuant to Article 4, publicly announce the following matters: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Objectives of the development;
2. The scope of islands subject to development and the development project;
3. Outlines of the development project;
4. The implementation period of the development project.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 6 (Establishment of Project Plans)   print
(1) The Mayor/Do Governor having jurisdiction over a designated island shall prepare a project plan and submit it to the Minister of Security and Public Administration, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Security and Public Administration may establish guidelines and standards necessary in preparing project plans under paragraph (1), subject to deliberation by the Island Development Deliberation Committee. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) A project plan under paragraph (1) shall include the following matters:
1. Matters concerning the improvement of residential environment and facilities necessary for increasing residents' income and improving living standards;
2. Matters concerning the installation of infrastructure necessary for the promotion of industries and the development of resources;
3. Matters concerning the improvement and expansion of means of transport, traffic systems, and telecommunications facilities necessary for the improvement of convenience in transportation and communications in islands;
4. Matters concerning the conservation of the national land, such as construction of breakwaters and tidal embankments and afforestation, necessary for preventing damage from a storm, a flood, or other natural disaster;
5. Matters concerning the installation and improvement of facilities for education, welfare, medical service, cultural activities, and electricity, necessary for the promotion of residents' well-being;
6. Matters concerning the environmental conservation of the islands;
7. Matters concerning assistance and subsidization for smooth distribution and supply of the necessities of life;
8. Matters concerning facilities necessary for national security;
9. Other matters necessary for the development of islands.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 7 (Final Establishment of Project Plans)   print
(1) A project plan under Article 6 shall be finally established when the Minister of Security and Public Administration and Safety reports it to the Prime Minister after the plan successfully passes deliberation by the Island Development Deliberation Committee. The same shall also apply to proposed amendment to a finally established project plan. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) An insignificant matter specified by Presidential Decree in a project plan finally established pursuant to paragraph (1) may be modified by the competent Mayor/Do Governor.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 8 (Final Establishment of Annual Project Plans)   print
(1) The competent Mayor/Do Governor shall prepare an annual project plan for the following year (hereinafter referred to as "annual project plan") each year in compliance with a project plan established pursuant to Article 7 (1) and submit it to the Minister of Security and Public Administration. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Security and Public Administration shall finally establish an annual project plan after the plan successfully passes deliberation by the Island Development Deliberation Committee. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 9 (Project Implementers)   print
(1) A project implementer for a designated island shall be the State, a local government, a public institution under Article 4 of the Act on the Management of Public Institutions, or a person designated by the Mayor/Do Governor, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) A project implementer under paragraph (1) may, if necessary to carry out a development project efficiently, entrust the development project to the State, a local government, a public institution under Article 4 of the Act on the Management of Public Institutions, or any other person specified by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 10 (Financing of Projects)   print
(1) The State and each local government shall grant or arrange subsidies or loans to project implementers for funds required for carrying out their project plans and shall take other necessary measures.
(2) The ratio of the State's subsidization under paragraph (1) shall be specified by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 11 (Appropriations in Budget)   print
The head of each related central administrative agency and the head of the competent local government shall make appropriations for project costs within the budget as necessary for carrying out project plans efficiently.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 12 (Measures under other Relevant Provisions)   print
If a project implementer applies for permission, disposition, or another measure pursuant to a relevant Act in order to supply the land or waters in or around an island for the purpose of use specified in a project plan, the head of the related central administrative agency or the head of the competent local government shall take measures necessary for the development of such designated island, unless any extenuating circumstance exists to the contrary.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 13 (Tax Support)   print
The Government may provide tax support as necessary in carrying out a project plan effectively.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 14 (Establishment of Island Development Deliberation Committee)   print
(1) The Ministry of Security and Public Administration shall establish the Island Development Deliberation Committee (hereafter referred to as the "Committee" in this Article) in order to have the Committee deliberate on the following matters: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Designation of islands pursuant to Article 4;
2. Guidelines and standards for the preparation of project plans under Article 6 (2);
3. Project plans under Article 6 and annual project plans under Article 8;
4. Other matters the Committee Chairperson considers necessary.
(2) The Committee shall be comprised of not more than 20 members, including one Chairperson and one Vice Chairperson.
(3) The Minister of Security and Public Administration shall serve as the Committee Chairperson, while the Vice Chairperson shall be elected by, and from among members. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Members shall be commissioned by the Committee Chairperson from among Vice Ministers and Administrators of appropriate central administrative agencies, public officials in general service who are members of the Senior Civil Service, and persons who have ample knowledge and experience in various fields regarding islands.
(5) The Committee Chairperson may, if he/she considers necessary, demand an appropriate central administrative agency or a local government to present opinions or submit data.
(6) Other necessary matters concerning the composition and operation of the Committee shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009]
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 Article 15 Deleted.<by Act No. 6001, Aug. 31, 1999>   print
ADDENDA
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Deleted. <by Act No. 5125, Dec. 30, 1995>
ADDENDUM<Act No. 5125, Dec. 30, 1995>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 6001, Aug. 31, 1999>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA<Act No. 6654, Feb. 4, 2002>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2003.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 7796, Dec. 29, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2006.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 9570, Apr. 1, 2009>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA<Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.