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  • Mayor Park Won-soon Travels to Singapore for ‘Lee Kuan Yew Prize’

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    Mayor Park Won-soon Travels to Singapore for ‘Lee Kuan Yew Prize’

    From July 7-10, Mayor Park Won-soon will be in Singapore to receive the ‘Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize,’ which is considered the Nobel Prize for Urban Administration.

    Mayor Park Won-soon will meet individually with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and discuss measures regarding Seoul-Singapore exchange and cooperation, for the peace of Northeast Asia and the common prosperity of all of Asia.

    The ‘Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize’ award ceremony is held as a main event in the 2018 ‘World Cities Summit’ on July 8. Mayor Park Won-soon will accept the prize on behalf of the tens of millions of Seoul citizens, and he will directly introduce Seoul’s various urban regeneration plans that are receiving high evaluations through the progression of core joint- participation with citizens.

    Seoul was selected as a prize-winning city based on the high evaluations of various urban regeneration plans that are propelled by the key power of citizen participation, such as Seoullo 7017, Sewoon Again Project, Mapo Oil Tank Culture Park, Sinchon Yeonsei-ro exclusive walking zone, and Dongdaemun re-industrialization.

    Mayor Park Won-soon stated, “It was very meaningful for me to be able to receive the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize through the citizen-centered regeneration policy, at such a symbolic place of peace like Singapore after the successful North Korea-US Summit. This doesn’t end with the prize, and I am hoping that we, as world cities, and especially in regard to North Korean cities like Pyeongyang, can continue to seek out the path towards Northeast Asia’s common prosperity through the sharing of administrative know-how.