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There is no technical problem in the construction of the Korea-Japan tunnel ... More detailed research should be done

Presented at "3rd Korea-Japan Roundtable" by Professor Kim Sang-kwan


A Korea-Japan expert meeting was held at the Pusan ​​Chamber of Commerce and Industry to examine technical issues for the construction of the Korea-Japan tunnel and present new optimal plans.



The Korea-Japan Tunnel Study Group held the "5rd Korea-Japan Undersea Tunnel Roundtable" on May 24th at the 2nd floor meeting room of the Busan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, along with the Busan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Busan Global Forum, and gatherings to grow Busan.


This meeting was prepared to examine the cases of undersea tunnel construction in each country and to check the technical considerations for constructing an undersea tunnel between Korea and Japan.

At this day's conference, Professor Lee Jung-Tul Busan Economic University Civil Engineering and Professor Emeritus gave a presentation on the theme of "Technical Study of Korea-Japan Undersea Tunnel" by Professor Hoso University Civil Engineering Airport and Professor Kim Sang-kwan.In the discussion following the presentation, Yuzo Takeuchi, Technical Committee Chairman of the International Highway Foundation, Park Kwang-jun, Vice Chairman of the Korea Tunnel Underground Space Society, Lee Kyung-jun, Managing Director of Toa Geological Technology, Professor Jung Ho-young of Busan University, Choi Chi-guk, former Busan Development Research The directors of the institute's laboratory participated.


Professor Kim Sang-kwan introduced the cases of undersea tunnels under construction or in operation around the world, examined the already presented route plans for undersea tunnels, and presented the optimum route.There are four types of optimal route proposals presented by Professor Kim: Route K1 + J1, Route K1 + J2, Route K2 + J1, and Route K2 + J2.The shortest route is the Route K4 + J278.4 route, which connects Gangseo-gu, Tsushima, Iki, and Karatsu with a total length of 2km.He continued, "There is no technical problem with the construction of the Korea-Japan tunnel, but more detailed research is needed."


During the discussion, Technical Committee Chairman Takeuchi said, "As a result of my experience at the Seikan Tunnel construction site that connects Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan, most of the work will be done above 200 m below sea level, so it is expected to be quite difficult." "We need to develop equipment that can excavate a long distance of 5 to 10 km," he said.Lee Kyung-jun, managing director of Toa Geological Technology, said, "Currently, there are almost no cross-sectional views of the seafloor in Japan." Must be. "


Seo Wi-taek, Lee Young-hum, co-representative of the Korea-Japan Tunnel Study Group, Han Sung-wan, President of Gyeongsang, Lim Hyo-il, UPF Geoje Branch Director, Kim Young-gil, National Union of North-South Unification Movement More than 50 people from various fields participated, including Chairman of Geoje and President of the Union of Family Union Geoje.


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