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Seogwipo-si to invest KRW 82.5bln in clean environment this year...up 7.2% yoy

According to Yonhap News,

Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, is to carry out various projects this year in the clean environment field with the goal of 'creating a clean human city where people and nature coexist'.

The city announced on January 12 that it will invest KRW 82.5 billion in clean environment this year, up 7.2% from last year, to promote four major tasks.

The four major tasks are: the creation of a wellness ecology and exploration environment and the realization of a carbon-neutral city; the establishment of a leading resource circulation city that satisfies citizens and the stable and advanced waste treatment; the expansion of Jeju-style living forests that meet the needs of citizens and creation of sustainable forest resources that can respond to climate change; and creation of leading forest welfare city.

The city will invest KRW 6.2 billion in the green environment field to promote eco-tourism and to promote a carbon-neutral city in response to the transition in the life with Covid-19 era. It will establish a safe eco-tourism infrastructure through: completion of the Gangjeong Ecological Stream Trail construction project; maintenance of Tambang Oreum, Yongcheonsu, and wetlands; maintenance of ecological rivers such as Changgo-cheon and Daewangsu-cheon; and conducting a detailed safety examination of Mt. Songak.

With the goal of Wetland City Accreditation of the Ramsar Convention in 2022, the provincial government will accelerate the conservation of Mulyeongari wetland and production of non-face-to-face online promotional content.

In the living environment sector, it will invest KRW 46.7 billion to build an advanced waste treatment system to satisfy citizens and promote citizen participation policy for a virtuous resources cycle.

The city will invest KRW 24.3 billion in the park and green areas to expand Jeju-style living forests and create sustainable forest resources in response to climate change.

It will also invest KRW 5.3 billion in the forest recreation field to create a leading forest welfare city where citizens are happy, and plans to develop Seogwipo-si as a mecca for forest recreation and healing.

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Source: Yonhap News (January 12, 2022)

** This article was translated from Korean.