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Foreign journalists charmed by Saemangeum


Foreign journalists from 43 countries around the world came to visit Saemangeum, emerging as an economic center of Northeast Asia.

According to Jeonbuk-province on March 27, visit to Saemangeum was part of a program for the World Journalists Conference 2019, hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK). About 60 foreign journalists visited Jeonbuk-province.

They came to see the site where Saemangeum development is underway, and collected news materials, including Gogunsan Archipelago with potential for marine leisure tourism and the site in which the 2023 World Scout Jamboree will be hosted. In doing so, they could picture the future of Jeonbuk and Korea.

Jeonbuk mayor said, "Jeonbuk has an outstanding ecosystem- preserved better than anywhere else-traditional culture, proud history, and a sense of community helping each other," adding that "please keep paying attention to how Jeonbuk with more than 1,000 years of history will emerge as a hub of Northeast Asia, driven by Saemangeum".

JAK official added that, "The future of Jeonbuk can be found in the Saemangeum reclaimed land surrounded by the 33 km-sea walls you visited today," saying "we would like you to keep paying attention to Jeonbuk, visited by 10 million tourists, and especially on how it turns into a driving engine of Korea".

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Source: Newsis (March 27, 2019)

** This article was translated from Korean.