Large corporations such as Samsung and Hyundai Motor Company announced large-scale investment plans for one day yesterday (24th).

The investment scale is about 600 trillion won, which is equivalent to the annual budget of our country. In particular, it is good news that it will help the Korean economy as most of it is planned to be invested in Korea over the next several years.

However, there are many things that are said about things that were poured out all at once without notice.

This is reporter Jang Hoon-kyung.


Samsung announced that it will invest 450 trillion won in future food sectors such as semiconductors, biotechnology and new growth IT over the next five years.

Of this, 80% was domestic investment, and 80,000 new jobs were also promised.

Hyundai Motor Group, which announced a 13 trillion won investment plan in the US, also announced that it would invest 63 trillion won in Korea over the next three years.

It explains that Korean investment is necessary to strengthen global business competitiveness.

Lotte and Hanwha Group also announced large-scale investments or recruitment plans, but the four groups announced yesterday (24th) the amount of investment alone reached about 600 trillion won.

[Kim Sang-bong / Professor of Economics, Hansung University: Even if macroeconomic variables are uncertain or bad in the future, companies need to invest for the development of high value-added industries.

In the process, there will be opportunities to create jobs.] As

companies poured out their domestic investment plans on the same day as if they had made a promise, some pointed out that the news of investment in the US was intended to appease domestic public opinion.

There is also an interpretation that the new government is offering some kind of gift in line with the new government's principle of private-led growth.

In particular, most of the announcements are more like blueprints rather than concrete plans, so it remains to be seen how much it will lead to actual investment and employment.