Recently, it has been argued that the damage from rain has increased because the city of Seoul has greatly reduced the flood prevention budget.

The ruling and opposition parties are arguing over the responsibility, and reporter Lee Kyung-won looked closely at the budget to see if it was true.


[Park Hong-geun, floor leader of the Democratic Party (last 10 days): The city of Seoul cut 90 billion won in flood protection and flood control budgets to prepare for heavy rain…


In fact, the team analyzed the detailed project statement of the Seoul budget.

It is true that this year's budget for flooding and sizing has been cut by 420.2 billion won and 90 billion won from last year.

By the way, if you look closely at the cut, 3/4 are sewer pipe management items.

It can help prevent flooding, but most projects in this category refer to old sewer pipes and sewage pipe repairs that are under construction every year.

According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, it is accurate to look at the budget classified as 'water damage prevention measures' for the budget used for flood protection and flood control measures.

This was 4 billion won less than last year.

The claim to cut the water damage prevention budget by 90 billion won can be seen as inflated.

[Kwon Seong-dong/People's Power Floor Leader (last 10 days): The Seoul City Council, which the Democratic Party controlled more than 90%, cut the subbang budget by 24.8 billion won…


It is said that it was the city council, not the city of Seoul, that cut the flood prevention budget.

A total of 13 projects, if you look closely, you will find sewage pipes, sewage pipes, maintenance, and improvement.

Likewise, the Seoul Metropolitan Government explains that most of the annual maintenance and repair budgets are spent.

The only thing that can be seen as the reduced flood prevention budget is the Seoun-ro waterway maintenance project, which was cut by 8.1 billion won.

The claim for a 24.8 billion cut also seems a bit exaggerated.

After calculating the water damage prevention budget including other budgets related to water, they are engaged in a subjugation battle, said a Seoul employee who requested anonymity.

(Video editing: Wonhee Won, CG: Jaeeun Sung)