On May 15, Mayor Park Won Soon attended the opening ceremony of the 2014 Flood Control Disaster & Safety Countermeasure Headquarters held at 9:50am at the Seoul Safety Control Center at Seoul City Hall.
The Flood Control Disaster & Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, which will address storm and flooding issues in Seoul during the rainy summer season, will be in operation for the next five months until October 15. Major responsibilities of the headquarters include expanding and repairing emergency facilities in each district, establishing the foundations for a hydrological system to reduce runoff, and preventing landslides and the isolation of stream areas.
At the opening ceremony, Mayor Park emphasized the importance of citizen safety and the necessity of reviewing safety manuals and existing storm and flood response systems, which depend upon the cooperation of all relevant organizations and Seoul citizens. During his speech, Mayor Park entreated listeners to help make Seoul a safer city by continuing to support thorough inspections and supplementation of flood control facilities.