“We will realize Uiseong-gun led by the people through harmony”
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“We will realize Uiseong-gun led by the people through harmony”
  • Lee Kyung-sik
  • 승인 2022.11.25 13:17
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Interview with Governor Kim Joo-soo of Uiseong-gun

Governor Kim Joo-soo of Uiseong-gun said, “We will do our best to create a vibrant hopefulness led by the people by uniting the people's minds.”
In an interview with The Korea Post media, the publisher of 3 English and 2 Korean-language news publications since 1985, Governor Kim said, “As it is an important time for many changes and re-emergence, we will lay the foundations for a new century based on the power shown by the people.”
The followings are the excerpts from an interview with Governor Kim Joo-soo of Uiseong-gun.

Governor Kim Joo-soo of Uiseong-gun
Governor Kim Joo-soo of Uiseong-gun

Question: Why are there many urban competitiveness returnees in Uiseong-gun?
Answer:
Uiseong-gun is located in the middle of Gyeongsangbuk-do. Various material exchanges have been active since ancient times. The Jungang Expressway runs through Uiseong, and the Sangju-Yeongdeok Expressway also lies above Uiseong, making it highly accessible.
Based on Uiseong's fertile land, abundant sunshine and large daily temperature range, it has a good agricultural environment to produce high quality agricultural products.
Affordable land prices are also attractive to farmers. It produces various specialties such as garlic, rice, apples, plums, and peppers.
We are also actively promoting programs for successful and stable settlement of returners to rural areas from urban cities. We operate the largest farm for returners to rural areas from urban cities in the country and push for assistance business for the expansion of farming infrastructure.
We are operating farming skill educational programs for novice farmers, one-on-one tutoring, and education to integrate with the local people.
It is operating a customized resettlement program and can reduce initial costs with the agricultural machinery rental business (70 types and 748 units).
It was awarded the first place in the nation in the evaluation of living in rural areas, which was first implemented last year, and informed the nation about the excellence of its program and system.
In the survey of returners to farms and villages, it reached the first place in terms of scale in earnest nationwide for the second consecutive year in 2020 and 2021.

Uiseong-gun held a return gift selection committee on Nov. 10 to select a return gift for the hometown love donation festival.
Uiseong-gun held a return gift selection committee on Nov. 10 to select a return gift for the hometown love donation festival.

Q: What are the economic benefits of moving an integrated new airport?
A:
The creation of the economic zone around the airport induces population inflow and regional development.
It is expanding its access transportation network, which is essential for realizing economic logistics airports such as air logistics, MRO industrial complexes, hinterland residential areas, and airport new cities and tourism and cultural complexes integrated with agri-food clusters.
Metropolitan Railway (Seodaegu~New Airport~Uiseong: 66.8km), JC ~ Uiseong IC (40km) in the central expressway town, the road between the new provincial government and Uiseong (35km), and the way to connect the back economic zone with the new airport are very important.
Through public-private governance, we are closely communicating and cooperating by collecting residents' opinions, providing expert advice, and operating an administrative council. We are establishing the 2040 Uiseong-gun comprehensive development plan in connection with the new integrated airport.

Uiseong-gun held the "13th Gayangju Owner Selection Contest" on Nov. 12 at the Social Economy Cluster located in Angye-myeon to select owners of Gayangju (house-made liquor) in Korea.
Uiseong-gun held the "13th Gayangju Owner Selection Contest" on Nov. 12 at the Social Economy Cluster located in Angye-myeon to select owners of Gayangju (house-made liquor) in Korea.

Q: The hometown love donation system is about to take effect on January 1 next year. Please explain the expected effect.
A:
It is playing the role of drought in local finance. With the centralization of the population and industry in the metropolitan area, the gap between the metropolitan area and the provinces is getting worse, and the hometown love donation system becomes a valuable resource for such difficult local finance.
It is a key alternative to overcome local extinction and ensure the sustainability of agriculture and fishing villages.
When the donation system is settled, it is expected to increase the income of farm households due to the expansion of sales of agricultural and livestock products, increase interest in rural areas due to the formation of relations with donors, improve the welfare of rural residents, and revitalize communities.
If an atmosphere that can inspire a sense of hometown is created, it will provide a platform for cities and rural areas to coexist.

On Oct. 31, Uiseong-gun held a launching ceremony for the "Imagination and Transformation Group," a policy research group, with 26 officials from the MZ generation in Uiseong-gun.

Q: What is Uiseong-gun's tourism promotion policy?
A:
It is necessary to make a lot of efforts to create a stay-type tourism infrastructure utilizing Uiseong's unique tourism resources.
Opened in 2020, Uiseong Pet World is the largest in the nation and has a variety of facilities ranging from dog playgrounds to camping grounds, creating a companion animal attraction where both companion animals and their families can have fun.
As part of the Binggye Eoreumgol Valley Tourism Resources Project, 5.8 billion won was invested from 2017 to 2020 to complete the Binggye Eoreumgol Valley Campsite.
Choi Chi-won Literary Museum, which was completed in 2019 with the investment of 21.2 billion won, is revitalizing human tourism through the re-evaluation of Choi Chi-won's value.
In order to create a multi-cultural space with a historical and cultural value as a modern industrial heritage, Uiseong-gun is investing 17.8 billion won by 2025 to promote cultural rehabilitation projects.
In order to create a healing tourist destination in the western part of the country, 3.2 billion won is being invested to create a limp bridge, a trail and an ecological park by 2023 for tourism resources that are well-known for its natural environment and cherry blossom roads.
It is operating a communication line (Yuljeongho), a multipurpose square, a promenade, and a water leisure facility in the park.
In order to expand forest recreation facilities in Nakjeong-ri, Nakjeong-myeon, we will build a forest camp site with 4.9 billion won by 2023, and cultivate it as a stay-type sightseeing spot from a transit-type sightseeing spot and utilize it as a new growth engine of the castle.

On Oct. 29, Uiseong-gun opened the 2022 Angye Neighbors' Day Alley Garden Festival to share the achievements of the resident-led alley gardening project promoted as part of the neighboring cousin demonstration village project with the residents of Angye-myeon and publicize it to the outside world.
On Oct. 29, Uiseong-gun opened the 2022 Angye Neighbors' Day Alley Garden Festival to share the achievements of the resident-led alley gardening project promoted as part of the neighboring cousin demonstration village project with the residents of Angye-myeon and publicize it to the outside world.

Q: Please tell us about your activities on the county-related business.
A:
Among other things, we actively pushed for successful promotion of integrated new airport, creation of bio-valley cluster, strengthening residential care welfare services in vulnerable areas, expansion of local cultural tourism infrastructure, continuous expansion of life SOC that is the foundation of life. I will take care of my pledge and lead the county in various fields. 
In addition, I will do my best to create a vibrant hopefulness led by the residents by harmonizing the people's minds.
As it is an important time for many changes and re-emergence, I will lay the foundation for a new century as the 8th governor elected by popular vote based on the power shown by the people.
 


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