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Oceans Ministry to Promote Utilization of New Technology in Construction Projects

According to Yonhap News,

(SEOUL=Yonhap News) On January 14, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced new measures for utilizing new technologies in marine construction projects.

The measures concern orders for harbor and fishing port facility installation projects, and offshore maintenance projects placed by the ministry and affiliated organizations.

Based on the new measures, if there is a new technology that is likely better than existing technologies in both operational an economic terms, the relevant ministry or affiliated organization shall apply the technology with preference upon deliberation.

Once the deliberation is carried out by a committee made up of experts from different fields, it will be decided whether or not the new technology will be used in the relevant construction project.

The committee will make its evaluation in consideration of the costs, feasibility, quality, safety, maintainability and environmental impact of the technology, while the relevant agency shall apply the technology approved by the committee unless there is a specific reason to do otherwise.

Also, new technologies will be reviewed and selected each year from a pool of advanced technologies that have yet to undergo test constructions.

The ministry expects these measures to help a greater number of new but unutilized technologies be actively applied to actual construction projects.

Lim Hyeon-cheol, dead of the ministry's port division, noted, "with the newly-established measures, there will be greater efforts to actively utilized new technologies in marine construction projects," adding, "it is expected to lead to the revitalization of of new technology development in the field, as well as the enhancement of overall technology level."

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Source: Yonhap News (Jan. 14, 2017)

** This article was translated from the Korean.
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