By Publisher Lee Kyung-sik with Vice Chairman Ha Eui-chul, Reporter Ms. Jang Ji-sun
Mayor Kim Dong-geun of the Uijeongbu City said, “We will try to make Uijeongbu a business hub city in Korea that offers many good jobs!“
Speaking at a recent interview with The Korea Post media, Mayor Kim stressed, “Uijeongbu is a city that is good for business and a region offering many good jobs.”
“Even though the Uijeongbu City is the central city of the northern Gyeonggi region, there is not a single large business company that can represent our region,” Kim said remorsefully. “It is a city where only typical residential facilities are concentrated,” he said.
However, Mayor Kim emphatically and with confidence said, “Uijeongbu is the best place to attract large IT and high-tech industries such as semiconductors from the northern Gyeonggi region and other places.”
Mayor Kim analyzed that attracting large-size companies to Uijeongbu City would boost the local economy and create many good-quality jobs.
Mayor Kim also disclosed the position of his city, Uijeongbu, where he said, “We will try to invite and attract many business companies to the old sites where formerly U.S. troops had been stationed. He said, “Some people say that we are a ‘military city’ because of the stationing of the U.S. troops in our city in the past. Now, I am going to get rid of this image that no longer befits our beautiful city of Uijeongbu.”
Then he announced plans to create a design cluster complex at where there used to be the Camp Red Cloud and to attract large IT companies to the old site of the U.S. Camp Stanley.
Mayor Kim said, “There are many manufacturing factories such as textile and furniture in the Dongducheon and Pocheon cities in the same province of Gyeonggi-do. We will try to create a design cluster complex in the old site of the U.S. Army Camp Red Cloud.”
Uijeongbu City is known to be looking into the possibility of attracting a design gallery, art studio, and convention center at the old site of the U.S. Army Camp Red Cloud.
Vice Mayor Ahn Dong-gwang of the Uijeongbu City is substantially involved in the economic revitalization of the city.
In addition, in the case of Camp Kyle, Mayor Kim is known to have a plan to create a 'bio-tech medical complex' in connection with nearby Eulji University Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital.
Mayor Kim is known to have emphasized that the region desperately needs to attract businesses. He said, “The unemployment rate in Uijeongbu is 4.3%, the fifth highest among cities and counties in the Gyeonggi-do Province.”
In addition, according to reports, the gross domestic product per capita in the region is 16.58 million won, which is the second lowest level among the cities and counties of the entire Gyeonggi Province.
For this reason, after taking office, Mayor Kim reorganized and established related departments such as the Business Economics Division and a team dedicated to attracting businesses.
A person in charge of the Business Economics Division said, “Department members are moving to consult with various organizations with the goal of creating a high-tech biomedical complex, fostering startups, and attracting anchor companies.”
In addition, said Mayor Kim, “Especially, we are making efforts to change the business of occupancy state within the Yonghyeon Industrial Complex to knowledge-based business and information and communication business.”
While forming a promotion council and conducting customized public offering projects, specific commercial district revitalization projects are being conceived through the ‘establishment of mid- and long-term master plans for traditional markets and shopping districts.’
In addition, customized revitalization projects are planned for commercial districts formed throughout the region, such as Uijeongbu Underground Shopping Center, Dongo Village, and Millak District. In particular, the city plans to expand the financial support policy for small businesses.
In the case of Nokyang-dong, it is known that there is also a plan to establish a youth entrepreneurship campus from next year. The space will include a one-person corporate office space, a one-person start-up mall, a shared office, practice/production space, public relations/shooting studio, flea market lounge, and more.
Uijeongbu City has created a policy innovation platform and is operating an action-oriented policy working group to successfully promote various business-related policies.
Currently, a working group is known to be involved in the construction of a citizen university platform, creating Jangam Arboretum, building an integrated platform for child care, creating an ecological village in Jail-dong, modernizing a resource recovery facility, improving organizational culture and working methods, attracting companies, creating a citizen leisure sports town, Camp Red Cloud, He said, “We are examining 11 topics, including modernization of public sewage treatment facilities and river utilization plans.”
In addition, Uijeongbu City is also considering a plan to attract IT companies and create a techno valley after relocating the Dobong Depot on Line 7 in Jangam-dong.
There is also a plan to create an industrial cluster that integrates R&D, education, manufacturing, and venture start-up facilities related to mobility such as eco-friendly cars, autonomous driving, and urban aircraft. In addition, we are currently examining the suitable site to attract data centers.
Uijeongbu City is concentrating its administrative power on expanding the metropolitan transportation network to create a business-friendly city. First of all, we are in frequent discussions with Namyangju City to promote the Uijeongbu extension project for subway line 8.
Major Kim said, “We are trying to carry out a feasibility study as soon as possible. In addition, we are reviewing the possbility of installing eco-friendly circulation trams on the ‘Milla-Tapseok Station-Gosan’ line which harbors major city hubs in the region.
To this end, Uijeongbu City is currently operating a railway policy advisory group composed of professors, researchers, and industry experts in the railway and transportation fields.
In addition, in the case of the 'Millak-Gosan District connection road,' administrative procedures such as urban management planning decision are planned to be carried out soon.
Mayor Kim said: “We are working to expand the network of urban railways, light railroad lines, and buses and increase the number of metropolitan buses so that citizens can commute to and from work faster and more comfortably, and to go to and from school. If it becomes possible, there will be a strong possibility that many business companies will visit Uijeongbu.”
In a separate development at the Uijeongbu City, Mayor Kim Dong-geun of the Uijeongbu City announced on Aug. 5, 2022 that the city hosted a work-level dinner with about 20 officials in charge of attracting business companies, including the deputy mayor, at the City Hall situation room.
This dining meeting was organized by public officials in charge of attracting business companies to share related systems and working conditions and to find ways to respond to changes in attracting business companies, which was held in the form of a discussion meeting with former Vice Governor Lee Jae-yul of Gyeonggi Province as a special guest speaker.
Yonghyeon Industrial Complex, the only industrial complex in Uijeongbu, is home to many small and medium-sized companies engaged in various business fields, including parts manufacturing.
Former Vice Governor Lee Jae-yul of Gyeonggi Probince was directly responsible for attracting investment as the Gyeonggi-do Investment Promotion Officer in 2003 and as the head of the Economic and Investment Management Office in 2008.
A special lecture was given on topics such as strategies for attracting business companies and cases of regulatory reforms for attracting business companies, and it was well received by the attendees as they had time for a question-and-answer session between the speakers and the attendees.
In the discussion, various opinions were presented, which included (1) measures to commercialize Uijeongbu City to attract businesses, (2) measures to secure transparency and objectivity of procedures in the process of attracting businesses, and (3) plans to introduce and utilize best practices from other cities and counties.
Deputy Mayor An Dong-gwang of the Uijeongbu City, who attended the meeting, said, “Attracting companies is like a stepping stone to ushering in a self-sufficient city by creating jobs, revitalizing the local economy, and improving employment indicators.”
Here are details of an interview between Mayor Kim and the reportorial team of The Korea Post:
Question: It has been several months we understand that you started working as the newly elected mayor of the Uijeongbu City. What are your impressions of your work and activities?
Answer: It has already been six months since I took office thanks to the overwhelmingly warm support of the citizens of the Uijeongbu City.
I think that time elapses very fast and I have a lot of work to do and many work sites to visit.
I am very attentively listening to the voices of our citizens both at my office and also various other places outside the office.
I am very busy every day, but I spend my time with a sense of dedication to the promotion of welfare and benefits of the citizens, which makes me feel fully paid for the efforts I make for the sake of my citizens.
I am encouraged and reassured by our citizens' favorable assessment of the new policies presently implemented by the city.
We are doing our best with the members of our Uijeongbu City and also the Uijeongbu City Assembly members to make it a city that changes the lives of citizens for the better.
I have gained administrative experience while staying in the public office jobs for nearly 30 years, but, after becoming the mayor of our city, I feel a sense of responsibility and mission that I should make to develop the Uijeongbu City into one that is reborn as a better city by finding solutions to inconveniences and other problems of the citizens.
Q: I hear that you visit a total of 14 different districts in the city on-site every week. Please introduce your activities.
A: My on-the-site work performance policy is the first step to try to change and improve the livelihood of the citizens in order to implement the city's slogan of Uijeongbu which reads: “Make Uijeongbu a city that changes the citizens' lives for the better!”.
It is our Communication Policy on the Site where I, the mayor, visit the community center and listen to the citizens' voices in order to communicate with them to the fullest possible extent and to faithfully attend to them for the promotion of welare and convenience of the citizens.
There are a total of 14 'Citizens' Centers' in the Uijeongbu City, and I visit and have a tour of the community center once every Friday to meet the citizens and hear what they have in mind.
Many citizens come to me directly as their mayor with their own stories, and I am working with them to solve their problems and difficulties.
Most of the citizens' complaints are often those about inconveniences experienced in living, and I learn that there are solutions to most of them.
Large-scale projects that are being pursued by the Uijeongbu City are also important, but I think it is also a very important part of the city's administration that local residents' experience in their lives must be respected.
We constantly listen to the vivid voices of the citizens on the spot and try to immediately find answers to the questions and problems so that the citizens may be satisfied. We try to make the citizens feel that the door of the mayor's office is wide open and encourage free access by the citizens.
I will continue to make communication my top priority and make efforts to communicate with the citizens sincerely.
I realized through the “On-site Mayor's Office Policy” that the citizens truly value as it substantially solve the inconveniences of the citizens even if it is not a big matter while meeting various citizens in the mayor's office throughout the city hall.
If you come to my office at the city hall at any time and let me hear the voices of the citizens. I will do my best to turn Uijeongbu into a city that constantly communicates with the citizens and tries to change the lives of the citizens for the better.
Q: We hear that you are trying to innovate the city's organization internally. What are the important points?
A: When I took office, I abolished the existing city hall access control system.
The city hall is a space where the mayor communicates with the citizens.
I don't think it's right to install anything like a barrier in that space between the citizens and myself.
I think our citizens can communicate with the members of the city hall with a mature civic consciousness freely without any control.
Opening up the closed city hall doors and stopping the operation of the access control system were the first practice of the promise I made to implement cooperative city administration with the citizens.
Currently, the City Hall lobby has been created as a citizen's gallery and was returned to the citizens.
Any Uijeongbu citizen can display his or her works in the Citizens' Gallery and is currently filled with citizens' imagination, stories, and works.
I'm very much satisfied with the results because a lot of people use it and the citizens give good reviews.
In addition, our “Future Value-sharing Day” is held as a regular monthly event at the beginning of each month as a time to abolish the monthly inquiry system, introduce the city's developmental vision and best practices, and share future values we focus on.
Future Value-sharing Day, which will be held once every month, will be a meaningful place for the city members to think and discuss the value and direction our city will pursue.
In addition, in order to successfully promote the city's major policies, we have created a policy innovation platform and run an implementation-oriented policy working group.
Currently, the working group is conducted under 11 themes, with private experts in the field led by each working group and related departments, private sector workers, and officials participating in policy governance.
The working group will continue activities such as topic discussion, data survey, field trip, case visit, and action plan according to the situation of each topic.
Through the operation of the working group, I plan to supplement the limitations of the consultative meetings and research services that have been conducted conventionally.
When a feasible mission is set through working group activities, the department in charge will establish a policy and improve the completeness of the policy through feedback, correction, and supplementation of the results.
The policy innovation platform is an important step for Uijeongbu City to move toward an organization that values field, communication, and cooperation.
We will continue to spread an active organizational culture and a problem-solving-oriented organizational culture.
The organizational culture that values collaboration will be reflected in my personnel policy in the future.
People who make new changes and try new things about their work will be selected.
Cooperative personnel for other people's work will be given the priority.
Now the administration is in a situation where there is very little for one department to do a lot of work.
Everything must be relevant and the partnership with the relevant departments must be soft and positive.
I will reflect that as much as possible in personnel management.
If we continue this personnel management system for two to three years, I think a new culture will be established.
Q: Please explain the city slogan, “Uijeongbu, a city that changes my life!”
A: I've had a lot of trouble before deciding on the city administration.
I went out to the field and studied what I could do for the citizens and what things should be preceded for that.
As a result, I came to the conclusion that in order to change the lives of citizens, we have to change beginning with the city.
Now we are living in a society that we have never experienced before.
Our society is living in an environment where life is not easy to improve only with individual efforts, such as low birth rates, aging, and infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
In addition, there have been many aspects in which individual lives have been neglected in the process of pursuing economic growth by the country and city.
I thought that in order to change the lives of citizens for the better in this paradigm of society, it was necessary to change the city itself.
I promised the citizens that I will try to make Uijeongbu a city where everyone wishes to walk, a city with many jobs, a cultural city, and a city where welfare is plentiful.
We plan to upgrade the lives of citizens through these changes.
In addition, we will try to create a city where we listen to the voices of each individual, a city where no citizen of Uijeongbu is alienated but is respected.
I can say that the city of Uijeongbu, “a city that changes my life,” reflects this will.
Q: What are your plans to create new jobs and revitalize the local economy?
A: Uijeongbu City has a population of about 470,000 people.
Of the total population, 15.8% is aged 65 or older which is the ninth in the Gyeonggi-do province, and the proportion of the population aged 65 or older is more than 14% of the total population, which indicates that the speed is very fast.
In addition, Uijeongbu City's unemployment rate is 4.3%, the fifth highest among the cities and counties in Gyeonggi-do, and the second lowest in the province with 16.58 million won in total production per capita.
In addition, it is mainly composed of industrial structures centered on self-employed and small business owners, with wholesale and retail, lodging, and restaurant businesses accounting for about 44% of the total businesses in the city.
Due to the small service industry-oriented industrial structure, there are few high-quality jobs and there are not enough companies that can hire large number of workers.
In order to reorganize this industrial structure and attract young people, I think that the Uijeongbu City should try to attract high-quality jobs and healthy companies.
I think the best welfare is creating new jobs.
I think that a large number of jobs make the cornerstone of a good city to live in and the best way to solve the economic and welfare problems, which are challenges of the times.
The future of Uijeongbu depends on the young people!
By attracting high-tech business companies, we will create new jobs attractive to the young people and use the returned former U.S. military bases to link the future of the Uijeongbu government and jobs for the young people.
In particular, Camp Red Cloud, a U.S. military base site, will be used in creating a “Design Cluster.”
By creating a variety of design clusters that many citizens can enjoy and participate in, we wish to create a place for the students to learn, a place for citizens to meet and enjoy themselves, and lead Uijeongbu City to a shining future.
In addition, a business corporate attraction team was established through reorganization to create a bio-advanced medical complex, foster startups, and attract anchor companies.
In addition, we are planning to upgrade the Yonghyeon Industrial Complex, the only industrial complex in Uijeongbu, to a future-oriented industrial complex.
On the other hand, this is expected to help revitalize the commercial districts that have been established in the existing area of Uijeongbu.
We plan to implement a strategy to maximize each characteristic by closely analyzing the pros and cons of each commercial district.
The Happiness Road Festival, the Asian Model Festival, the Minrak Beer Festival, and the Budaejjigae Festival, which were held in October, will revitalize our commercial district by covering Uijeongbu's unique colors.
If sound business companies are attracted to the city and the commercial district is activated, the Uijeongbu City will be able to establish a new identity as a business city and an economic city.
Q: What problems, if any, does the Uijeongbu City has as a city and what are the most urgent improvement requirements for urban development?
A: In the past few years, apartments have sprung up everywhere in Uijeongbu without expanding public transportation or improving the residential environment.
As a result, the population of Uijeongbu increased a little, but the quality of life of citizens degressed.
The entire Uijeongbu area is undergoing an unregulated development, and in the case of the old city center, residents are suffering from a lot of difficulties due to the aging of their houses.
In order to solve these problems, I plan to redraw a comprehensive sketch of urban development.
In the process of designing the image of 30 or 50 years of the future, the Uijeongbu development plan will be established.
If the infrastructure of the city is expanded, I think the improvement of the quality of life of citizens will naturally follow.
The most urgent task of Uijeongbu City is the expansion of transportation infrastructure.
This is because Uijeongbu has many citizens commuting to and from Seoul, and therefore demand for transportation infrastructure is very high.
For this, I recently met the mayor of the Namyangju City.
At this meeting, we discussed ways for active mutual cooperation to promote the Uijeongbu extension project of Subway Line 8.
The Uijeongbu Extension Project on Line 8 is a project to extend Line 8 to Namyangju Cheonghak, Uijeongbu Gosan/Tabseok, and Minrak 2 districts, which are also my major pledges.
In preparation for the implementation of the “5th National Railroad Network Establishment Plan,” we plan to launch a preliminary feasibility review service for the extension of Uijeongbu on Line 8 starting next year.
The project will be carried out through the “Railway Policy Advisory Group” launched in September and collecting opinions from the city council and citizens.
Also, we will work closely with the related departments to increase the number of wide-area buses on the way to and from work.
The Seoul Metropolitan City Government is discussing the use of commuting buses, and we will try to resolve the citizens' inconvenience as soon as possible.
In addition, we will consider and solve the problem of expanding related infrastructure such as the installation of garage and charging facilities as much as the bus increase.
Q: How do you plan to change and use the former U.S. military compound sites?
A: There are a total of eight returned former U.S. military base sites, all of which have been returned except for Stanley which has not yet been returned to us.
With the exception of Camp Sears where the project has been finished, and Camp Pragwadia, South Hollingwater and Essayon where the development plan work still continues, all the other former U.S. military compound sites will be returned to the citizens through substantial plan revisions.
We are currently comprehensively reviewing the use of camp Kyle to review the original plan.
The CRC in the area of Ganeung-dong area in Uijeongbu returned in February 2022 is currently planned as a E-commerce cluster due to the higher-grade plan, but we will try to change the plan to create a design campus.
Design is the core of the future industry.
The core competencies of Apple and Tesla, the brands that people all over the world are enthusiastic about, are design.
We will connect Uijeongbu's design capabilities with the textile and furniture manufacturing industries in Dongducheon and Pocheon, the surrounding cities, to develop Uijeongbu's future food industry.
We will build a design campus as the hub of the design industry.
We will create a design gallery, art workshop, convention center, studio, and media lab so that Uijeongbu citizens can come to the design campus and enjoy culture and art.
We will also establish a design school so that Uijeongbu students can have design skills.
We will open the design campus so that nearby residents can take a walk and enjoy their leisure time at any time.
The design campus will be a large park of 200,000 pyeong, a school, and a laboratory that will shape the future of Uijeongbu.
And Camp Stanley in Gosan-dong, which has not been returned yet, is currently planned as a E-commerce cluster, but we will change the plan to create an IT campus.
We will build a core infrastructure space for the high-tech knowledge industry in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
We will try to attract large IT business companies who are leading new industries and new markets with new technologies to provide quality jobs to young people in the Uijeongbu city.
Camp Jackson in Howon-dong, which was returned in 2020, is now to be built into a park.
Currently, the Ministry of National Defense is promoting a pollution cleanup project with the goal of completing it in August 2025.
Q: Lastly, do you have any special message to your citizens in Uijeongbu?
A: For the past 70 years, the Uijeongbu city government has been sacrificing citizens' property rights due to various regulations along with the image of a military-base city for the national security of the country.
From now on, it is necessary to create an urban space that gives hope to citizens, especially future generations, away from such negative images.
My dream city is a city where citizens become owners.
We will do our best to hear the voices of the citizens that Uijeongbu City has been transformed into a “city where small businesses are doing well,” a “city favored by the younger generation,” a “safe city,” an “ecological city,” and a “cultural city rich in entertainment.”
Also, I will not forget my initial commitment to faithfully carry out the promises I made with citizens during the election campaign that “I will serve the citizens!”
We will repay your support for creating a city where citizens are the owners and a city where individual lives of citizens are better.
Mayor Kim Dong-geun is considered a very special person who enjoys a great measure of affection and support of the people living in the city and other parts of Korea.
He has a fixed conviction and ambition for continuously improving the Uijeongbu City in all spheres of activities where the residents can enjoy their living. Here are excerpts from his published views, a part of which may have been already mentioned earlier in this text:
The urban paradigm is changing. We live in a society which we have never experienced before. The Republic of Korea has become the only country in the world with a zero birth rate. The proportion of the elderly population in Korea has exceeded 17% and is rapidly entering an aged society. Crises caused by climate change, such as fine dust and infectious diseases, have become commonplace.
The urbanization rate in Korea has exceeded 90%. This means that more than 9 out of 10 citizens live in cities. The city's various infrastructures have a great impact on the lives of its citizens. It is difficult to improve life through individual efforts alone. In order for citizens' lives to change, cities must change.
We need to set new standards and directions for cities. We need to break away from a growth-oriented perspective and enrich the lives of our citizens. Uijeongbu must become a mature city made up of traces of time and waiting. We need to look at the problem from a citizen's point of view and create a solution.
Until I stand here today, I have been thinking a lot about ‘what Uijeongbu will eat for the next 10 years’ and ‘how citizens should live,’ and have prepared a lot. With one desire to make Uijeongbu a great city to live in, I have been traveling around Uijeongbu with my colleagues for a field study over the past few years. To hear the lively voices of the citizens, I walked through the alleys and met with numerous residents. Serious discussions were also held with experts in each field of the city to present solutions to various pending issues facing Uijeongbu and future visions.
Uijeongbu is now demanding new changes. The economic and social paradigms, values and lifestyles pursued by citizens are fundamentally changing.
I will make Uijeongbu, a city that changes my life. We will make small changes starting from the neighborhood where we live.
First, we will make it a city you want to live in.
The city that citizens want is a safe city, a healthy city, a cultural city, an ecological city, and a city with many jobs. I want to walk when streets and parks are safe. I want to walk only when the ecological resources are excellent. It is easy to walk when public transportation is well connected. A city with so much to see and to walk around. I want to walk in a city with good urban design. Walking makes you healthy. A walkable city is also a city for small businesses. We will make Uijeongbu a city where pedestrians take precedence over cars.
Second, we will make it a city with a plenty of jobs where young people do not leave.
A major problem facing the Uijeongbu City is the decline in urban vitality. Young people are leaving the City in search of work. The future of the Uijeongbu City depends on the youth. A bright future cannot be expected for a city where young people are leaving.
A job is the best welfare. Companies create quality jobs. We will create a business-friendly environment in line with the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
We will transform the Yonghyeon Industrial Complex into a smart industrial complex and relocate the Dobong Vehicle Depot to create Jangam Techno Valley.
By creating a design cluster at the former site of the U.S. Army Camp Red Cloud Compound, we will make Uijeongbu a 'Leap Forward' city as a design-hub city in the northern Gyeonggi Province.
The former U.S. Army Camp Stanley will be created as an IT campus to attract large IT companies. The returned U.S. Army properties will be strategically utilized for the future of Uijeongbu.
Third, we will make Uijeongbu a cultural city where people can enjoy life in everyday life.
We are entering an era of per capita income of US$40,000. Culture and arts are the rights that citizens of Uijeongbu should enjoy. We will create a sustainable cultural city led by citizens. We will create 500 cultural and artistic jobs and create a healthy cultural and artistic ecosystem.
We will focus on creating a good environment for cultural artists to work. We will actively strive for the sustainability of the private sector, which operates with a public interest. We will support the operation of private art spaces and provide creative opportunities to artists. We will make Uijeongbu a city where citizens can experience exhibitions and concerts in their neighborhoods at least once a month.
Fourth, we will make it a city where welfare is promoted.
The right to mobility, education, and health of the disabled living in Uijeongbu should be further expanded. We will try to make it easy and fast for people with disabilities to move. We will create a city where children are happy by completing a full-day care system. We will establish a childcare platform and expand emergency care and temporary care services.
We will set up a senior committee directly under the mayor so that the elderly can be the subject of policy. We will expand sports facilities and actively support citizens' sports activities to make the city a healthy city for men and women of all ages.
We will make Uijeongbu a wonderful and good-to-live city. The values and lifestyles pursued by citizens are fundamentally changing. The city that Uijeongbu citizens want is not a ‘grey logistics city’. We must read the flow of change and create a city that citizens want. To this end, we will achieve administrative innovation.
We will create an organizational culture where public officials can work with confidence and establish a transparent and upright administrative system that is trusted by citizens. We will carry out administration that serves the citizens and cooperate with the citizens. We will make it the best city in Korea.
Uijeongbu is a proud city. Uijeongbu is the center of administration, transportation, culture, education, and medical care in northern Gyeonggi Province. It is an ecological city with famous mountains such as Dobongsan and Suraksan, and where Jungnangcheon and Baekseokcheon streams flow.
From the very name of ‘Uijeongbu,’ Uijeongbu is already a historical and cultural city. The era of Gyeonggibuk-do (North Gyeonggi Province) is coming. We will make Uijeongbu a new leap-forward region. We will become a central city that leads the prosperity of the northern region of the Gyeonggi Province.
We will work hard like a running man. We will keep the city's innovations promised to citizens one by one. The answers are out in the field—and not behind the desks in the office. We will listen to the lively voices of the citizens through on-site administration. I will also listen to objections. Also, I will continue to listen and persuade ones who might not agree with us. We will always work hard day and night for the benefit of citizens without forgetting our original intention.