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Korea-Japan conference held for rivers and water resources development

Source : Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs

The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs announced that the 32nd Korea-Japan Conference on Technology Cooperation for Development of Rivers and Water Resources will be held in Seoul from November 3 to 6.

The Conference will be led by Director General for Water Resources Policy of Korea’s MLTM and Vice-Minister for Engineering Affairs of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, and about 23 people will participate as delegates of the two nations.

In addition, MLTM and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan take turns every year to hold a meeting to expand technology cooperation and share information in the areas of rivers and water resources under the Joint Declaration signed in the fifth Korea-Japan Ministerial Meeting on Science Technology. The meeting will be held this year in Korea for four days from November 3 with the following agendas:

1. Measure for managing and reducing muddy water in dam reservoirs especially for Soyang River Dam and Limha River Dam;

2. Master Plan for Climate Change and the Four Major Rivers Restoration Project;

3. Rivers Data Collection and Provision

The two nations have held 31 meetings so far and have exchanged information and technologies related to river management and water resources, and the meetings have made great contribution to the development of such technologies. Especially, the Japanese delegation who is visiting Korea shows much interest in the Junghak River Waterway Project and Korea’s river and water resources development policy.

The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs will introduce various projects currently under implementation such as the Han River Renaissance Project and strengthen technology exchange and cooperation with Japan.

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