The chain transfer of the Ministry of National Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which is the 'military control tower', begins with the resolution of a reserve fund to relocate the presidential office to the Yongsan Ministry of National Defense, Seoul.



The Ministry of National Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff started implementing detailed plans in earnest today (6th) according to the resolution of the reserve for the relocation of the presidential office to Yongsan.



We decided to sign a contract with a moving company as early as tomorrow and start moving sequentially from other agencies and departments in Yongsan, except for the Ministry of National Defense command department and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.



Departments residing on the 5th floor or higher of the main building of the Ministry of National Defense (new building), where the Office of the President will be located, are planning to relocate first.



The Ministry of National Defense’s Power Resources Management Office and Defense Reform Office will be relocated to the annex of the Ministry of National Defense (Gu Office) in Yongsan.



Other departments are distributed at the Army Center and the National Defense Convention.



The Ministry of National Defense facilities headquarters, part of the service support group, other units directly under the direct control, and some support departments currently in the annex will be relocated to the former Defense Acquisition Program Administration building in Huam-dong, Yongsan.



It is known that 456 people from 6 institutions (units) will fit into this building.



The Defense Technology Support Center located in the former Bangsa Administration building will be moved to the site of the Korea Meteorological Administration, and the Armed Forces Welfare Center, the National Defense University Finance and Economics Learning Center, and the Bangsa Administration Education Center will be reduced in space.



However, the relocation of the Ministry of National Defense command department and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will begin after completing the construction of essential security facilities at the end of this month, when the ROK-U.S. joint exercise ends.



Major command departments such as the Defense Minister's Office, Defense Policy Office, and Planning Coordination Office, located on the 2nd to 4th floors of the main building, plan to move to the adjacent Joint Chiefs of Staff building on the 28th after the first half of the joint exercise ends.



As the Department of Defense command departments move into the Joint Chiefs of Staff building, other departments, except for the intelligence, operations, and command and control departments of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be relocated to the facility headquarters building on the territory of the Ministry of National Defense.



Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom, in the remarks of an ad hoc cabinet meeting presided over at the government complex in Seoul today, said, "The recent military movement in North Korea is unusual. It is a situation where South Korea-US military exercises must also be successfully conducted." "The serious security situation that could escalate the crisis on the Korean Peninsula The relocation of the Oval Office in Seoul should be carried out under a meticulous and meticulous plan without a security gap,” he said.



Prime Minister Kim reiterated, "The move to the presidential office, which is currently being promoted by the transition committee, is an issue that needs to be carefully considered and promoted because it is directly related to the key control towers of security, such as the Blue House and the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Ministry of National Defense."



The total floor area of ​​the main building of the Ministry of National Defense, where the presidential office will be located, is 58,144 m², and the area to be relocated, excluding parking lots, auditorium, and situation room, is about 24,000 m².



A total of 6,500 people are working in 16 units within the premises.



When the Office of the President enters Yongsan, the space will be separated by installing a fence between the Ministry of National Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Presidential Office.



Earlier, at today's extraordinary cabinet meeting, the government decided to spend 36 billion won in reserve funds for the relocation of the presidential office to Yongsan.

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