Korea looks to balance its development

Public agencies are moving out of Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi Province to so-called “innovative cities” and other less crowded regions throughout the nation.

The term innovative city refers to “future-oriented” towns in South Korea “established as a hub for regional growth backed by the relocation project,” according to the Public Agencies Relocation Office under the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs.

In step with the establishment of Sejong City, the government aims to lessen concentration in the capital and achieve geographically balanced development in the nation by moving public agencies in other regions.

“The relocation of public agencies outside the capital region will promote region-specific development and facilitate regional economic development combined with the construction of innovative cities,” the office stated on its website. 

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