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Japan-Korea tunnel related news – 1

We would like to introduce articles about the Japan-Korea Tunnel Project that have been featured in news organizations and media newspapers (magazines).

The Korea-Japan Tunnel Study Group (co-representatives: Sowi Taek and Lee Young-hum) held its 2013 regular general meeting on the afternoon of January 22nd at the Orchid Room of the Ibis Ambassador Hotel in Busanjin-gu.
More than 100 people, including members and figures from various fields, attended the general meeting that day. Prior to this day's meeting, a special lecture was given at the ceremonial event, followed by the general meeting, which consisted of greetings from the co-representatives, introductions of new members, congratulatory speeches, reports on meeting affairs, and other discussions. In his greeting, co-representative Seowi Taek (Professor at the Busan University College) said, ``When the Geoje Master Plan was created in 1991 at the request of Geoje-gun, I personally drew Geoga Bridge, but it was not completed until 20 years later.'' ``What we are doing now is our role as pioneers sowing the seeds for the success of the Korea-Japan Tunnel, and the fruition will be for our descendants, so we should not think too quickly and have a sense of mission.'' Let's hold on and do our best," he emphasized.
Kwon Tae-shin, vice chairman of the National Competitiveness Enhancement Committee, gave a special lecture on the theme of ``The road to becoming a developed country.'' The reason why they were able to dominate the world for so long even though they were not the best in the region was probably because the spirit of ``openness and tolerance'' overwhelmed neighboring countries.'' The Korea-Japan Undersea Tunnel, which will connect Europe by rail, will prevent provocations from North Korea and promote peace on the Korean Peninsula, and is a necessary project that will make South Korea the logistics center of the world 100 or 200 years from now. He emphasized. The Korea-Japan Tunnel Study Group was founded in 2008 and has over 280 members.
The study group has made the necessity of constructing a Korea-Japan tunnel known both domestically and internationally through activities such as academic seminars, special lectures, Korea-Japan tunnel promotion conference, exchanges between Korea and Japan, field surveys, and publication of a newsletter. This study group has been around for the past year? Korea-Japan Tunnel Promotion Busan Metropolitan City Conference? Korea-Japan undersea tunnel Tsushima site tour? It is involved in activities such as publishing newsletters, and this year plans to hold events such as a seminar on the ``North-South Transverse Railway and the Korea-Japan Tunnel'' and a ``Silk Road field survey.'' Regarding future activities, co-representative Lee Young-heum said, ``Although the Korea-Japan submarine tunnel construction project is a national issue, it is unfortunate that discussions are progressing slowly due to a lack of understanding regarding expansion of logistics bases, etc.'' He emphasized that the Korea-Japan Tunnel Study Group, a private organization, would like to carry out sustained activities based on the research it has done so far and play a role in placing stepping stones. --(Korea "Sekai Ilbo", January 24, 2013)

The Bering Strait Project, promoted by the World Peace Tunnel Foundation, was introduced for the first time at Italy's Milan Triennale, a global design art exhibition, and attracted attention.
The Bering Strait Project is a project to dig an undersea tunnel in the Bering Strait to connect the Eurasian continent and the North American continent by land.Since it was proposed by President Sun Myung Moon in 1981, the project has been promoted in various ways through the World Peace Tunnel Foundation. We have been progressing. In addition, Lee Young-heum, the only Korean vice president of the Foundation (chairman of Ilshin Design Office), and Kwon Byung-hyun, CEO of Future Forest (former ambassador to China), were invited as theme speakers to an international academic conference related to this event. I found out on the 25th. The Milan Triennale is an international art exhibition that was started in 1923 and is held every three years at the Triennale Museum.This time, with the theme of "World Architecture - Infrastructure, Mobility, New Landscapes", it was held on October 8th last year. The festival will be held for three months until February 10, 2013.
This year, we will be covering the changes and expansion of global infrastructure such as roads, railways, and airports in three sections, and the Bering Strait Project, sponsored by the World Peace Tunnel Foundation, will be included in the "International Mega Projects" section. Works submitted to the UIA International Idea Design Competition and the project's promotional video ``The Road to Peace and Prosperity'' were on display. Meanwhile, as part of the exhibition, an international academic conference was held on the 15th, sponsored by IUAV University, the National University of Architecture in Venice. Vice-chairman, who was the only Korean invited, talked about the theme of ``Bering Strait and Korea-Japan tunnel project as a world peace high-speed transportation network,'' while CEO Kwon talked about ``Measures to prevent desertification in China - focusing on the Green Wall project.'' ” was the theme for each presentation. --(Korea "Sekai Ilbo", January 25, 2013)

On November 18th, the Korea Construction Industry Research Institute released a report titled ``2020 Major Issues and Trends Forecast in the Korean Construction Industry'', and included ``green infrastructure construction'' among construction projects that are expected to have a major ripple effect in Korea in the future. ”, ``City with zero emissions'', and ``China-Korea, Japan-Korea tunnel''.
Multiple Korean media outlets reported it. In August, the institute asked 155 construction-related workers in South Korea, including construction companies, design and engineering companies, universities and research institutes, to evaluate 12 construction projects. Projects that are expected to have a major ripple effect on South Korea were evaluated from aspects such as technological development of the construction industry, improvement of the quality of life of the people, and contribution to internationalization and overseas exports. As a result, "green infrastructure construction" scored high in all items.
The China-Korea tunnel and the Japan-Korea tunnel are also expected to benefit greatly from the development of construction technology and the development of overseas markets. According to the research institute, the Japan-Korea tunnel connecting Japan and South Korea is likely to be fully operational around 2020. The Japan-Korea tunnel is facing a major economic problem, but it is expected that it will be resolved by proceeding with large-scale urban planning at the entrance and exit of the tunnel, and the project cost of the tunnel is expected to be 110-120 trillion won (approximately 7 8 trillion yen), and the construction period is expected to be 10 to 15 years. Lee Bok-nam, a research member at the institute, said, ``The number of Chinese and Japanese tourists visiting South Korea is expected to far exceed 10 million a year by 2020.'' "It will be difficult to support the subsea tunnel," he said, referring to the need for an undersea tunnel. The report listed ``global economic changes'' and ``green growth, including changes in the global environment'' as the main factors that will bring about changes to the construction industry in 2020.
More than 60% of respondents answered that the potential for growth in the domestic construction market in South Korea was "low," while 70% answered that the potential for growth in the overseas construction market was "high." --(Searchina, November 24, 2011)

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