so-called'Southeast Area New Airport' project that encompasses Busan, Gyeongnam and Gyeongbuk began with the Roh Moo-hyun administration.
After that, several regions competed, and five years ago, the Park Geun-hye administration decided to expand the existing Gimhae Airport.
Although the basic plan was completely established, objections began to come out again, and eventually, after a re-verification by the Prime Minister's Office last year, the Gimhae Airport expansion plan was virtually absent.
Later, as the political circles pushed for the new airport of Gadeokdo Island, the wave increased again as the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport presented the grounds for opposition that Gadeokdo should not be done through a report.
Today (25th), the vice minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said that he was not against Gadeokdo.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport submitted to the National Assembly the problems of Gadeokdo New Airport.
I lowered my tail at the accusations of the lawmakers.
[Son Myung-soo / 2nd Vice Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport: When the bill is finally enacted, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will do its best to enforce the law as the competent ministry.]
However, it was clear that it could not go according to the plan of Busan.
[Son Myung-soo / 2nd Vice Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport: I am giving you that opinion that it should be sufficiently reviewed through sata (business feasibility).] The
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has previously listed problems in seven items, including safety, construction, environment, and economics.
He pointed out that there is a high risk of accidents due to the overlapping flight paths with the nearby Jinhae airfield, and unlike Yeongjongdo in the west sea, the southern sea is difficult to reclaim due to its deep depth and high wave height, and there is a high risk of ground subsidence and typhoon damage.
According to the argument of Busan City, moving international flights alone costs 12.8 trillion won, and moving all military facilities and domestic flights costs up to 28 trillion won, which is nearly four times higher than Gimhae New Airport, which is estimated at 6,900 billion won.
The city of Busan refuted that the claim of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was exaggerated, saying that the cost of constructing a runway is about KRW 7.5 trillion.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has attached the results of legal advice, saying, "If you are aware of a procedural problem, refusal to object to special laws may be considered a delinquency." There are many interpretations that the atmosphere of
It is analyzed that if the bill passes the National Assembly, the government department has no choice but to enforce the law, so there is an intention to avoid liability and legal controversy that may arise in the future.
(Video coverage: Kim Seung-tae, video editing: Jeon Min-gyu)