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  • Mayor Oh starts New Year at construction site of Floating Island on the Hangang

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    Oh reaffirms willingness to reinvigorate Seoul’s economy for the benefit of low-income people

    Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon started 2010 at a predawn meeting at the construction site to build the Floating Island on the Hangang (River). As of around 7:10 a.m. on Jan. 3, Oh checked progress at the site.

    The Floating Island is one of the 15-year Hangang Renaissance projects by Seoul City. By starting his first day of work this year at the construction site, Oh reaffirmed his willingness to reinvigorate Seoul’s economy to help low-income people and complete the Hangang Renaissance projects as scheduled. The projects are gaining momentum after the completion of four specialized zones alongside Hangang.

    Under the theme of ‘Seoul Flora,’ the Floating Island will be comprised of three artificial islands. Construction began in June last year and will be completed by the end of June this year. Currently, the construction work is 50 percent finished.