Friday, February 15, 2008

[ News, Nation, January 16 2008] New gov't plans to turn reclaimed land into logistics hub

Korea’s incoming administration plans to transform into a new logistics hub of Northeast Asia a huge area of tidal flats being reclaimed on the country’s southwest coast, the presidential transition team said Wednesday (Jan. 16).

"A task force has drawn up a plan to reserve 70 percent of the tidal flats for industrial use once the reclamation project is completed by 2030," it said.

The Saemangeum project calls for reclaiming 28,000 hectares of mud flats about 270 kilometers southwest of Seoul for agricultural and industrial use. The original plan stipulates that only 30 percent of the tidal flats to be reclaimed would be earmarked for non-agricultural use.

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