According to Yonhap News,
(HONGSEONG=Yonhap News) South Chungcheong Province has confirmed it will be building a joint local government complex in the new town of Naepo (near Hongseong and Yesan) where the provincial government building is located.
The province announced April 9 that it received final approval from the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and will work to have final drafts of a master plan and working blueprint by the end of the year.
Construction is expected to begin next year and complete as early as 2019.
A total of 4 government organizations--South Chungcheong Province Election Commission, Chungcheong Regional Statistics Office's Hongseong branch, Hongseong County Election Commission, Daejeon Probation Office's Hongseong branch--will be moving into the new complex, which will cover a site of 10,000 square meters of land.
When the complex opens, it is expected to contribute to the burgeoning local economy, in addition to its role as a provider of various administrative services.
According to a South Chungcheong source, "this year, the province will focus on recruiting businesses and research institutes to relocate into the Naepo Advanced Industrial Complex."
Currently, Naepo New Town is home to 65 agencies and groups, 7 schools, 17 medical, 34 educational, and 28 sports facilities.
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Source: Yonhap News (Apr. 9, 2017)
** This article was translated from the Korean.