Hyundai Industrial Development Chairman Chung Mong-gyu apologized to the victims a week after the Gwangju apartment collapse and announced that he would step down as chairman. However, it is said that the resignation may be due to evasion of responsibility by the decision to retain the position of chairman of the group.

This is reporter Jo Yoon-ha.


A week after the I-Park accident in Hwajeong, Gwangju, Hyundai Industrial Development Chairman Chung Mong-gyu made an official appearance.

In June of last year, we apologized for the accident and the accident that occurred during the demolition of the Hakdong redevelopment area in Gwangju.

[Chairman Chung Mong-gyu/HDC: I am deeply responsible for the two accidents and I will step down from the position of chairman of Hyundai Development Company after this time.]

Chairman Chung only resigns as chairman of Hyundai Development Company, but he intends to continue management by maintaining the position of chairman of HDC, the holding company, as it is. said.

[Jung Mong-gyu / HDC Chairman: 'responsibility evasion' I don't think of resignation like this... . I will

fulfill my duties and responsibilities as a major shareholder.]

He said that the apartment in which the accident occurred can be reconstructed once safety issues are identified.

[Chairman Chung Mong-gyu/HDC: If there is a problem with the safety inspection, we will consider not only canceling the contract for the adoptee but also the complete demolition and re-construction of the apartment.]

In the afternoon, Chairman Chung visited the Gwangju accident site and encountered the family of the missing person for the first time.

[Families of the missing: (Families don't shed blood.) Compensation for damage is not important, but lives are being cut off.]

Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Noh Hyung-wook said that he would give the strongest punishment that could be imposed as the major accidents occurred twice in a row.

The Ministry of Employment and Labor also announced that it would conduct special supervision at 12 large-scale sites nationwide where Hyundai Development Company is under construction to ensure that the construction is progressing as planned.