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4. Gov’t Efforts Fail to Revise Sejong City Dev. Project


4. Gov’t Efforts Fail to Revise Sejong City Dev. Project
The government sought this year revisions to a plan to develop Sejong City in South Chungcheong Province.

On January eleventh, the government announced plans to make Sejong City a business and science-related development rather than the previously planned administrative district.

The government sought to gather public support on the revisions to the plan in the face of strong protests from opposition parties and some ruling party lawmakers.

On June 29th, lawmakers during a plenary session voted down the revised plan for the development project. The Sejong City revision bill garnered 105 votes for, 164 votes against and six abstentions.

As a result, the original plan to relocate 13 government agencies to South Chungcheong will be pursued.

On July 29th, then Prime Minister Chung Un-chan, who proposed the revision to the development plan, announced he was stepping down, as his efforts to push forward the revisions had failed.

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