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Four major river restoration project of Republic of Korea

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One of the greatest environmental threats to the entire world is water shortage, water quality deg radation, and ecological disturbance. Last year, Republic of Korea proclaimed a national vision, Low Carbon Green Growth , and the Four Major River Restoration project has been initiated as an important implementation tool of t h e green new deal. The Fo u r Major River Restoration Project is prepared to achieve the f o l l o w i n g five core tasks: 1) securing water s u p p l y , 2) flood control, 3) water quality improvement and ecosystem restoration, 4) development of spaces for cultural and leisure activities, and 5) regional development around four major rivers. Specifically, river water quality in 83~86% of four rivers will be enhanced to Grade II (BOD 3 mg/L) by 2012. The 34-polluted watersheds are selected, and i n v e s t m e n t s will be made to 5 core areas among the selected riparian areas. In addition, t h e Four Major River Restoration Project is expected to stimulate local economy.
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Ministry of Environment Korea Environment Institute, Republic of Korea
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The World is now facing serious e n v i r o n m e n t a l and economic issues. The financial crisis has led to global economic stagnation and unemployment caused by the r


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Title Four major river restoration project of Republic of Korea
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Kim, Ik-Jae; Kim, Hojeong

Publisher

[Seoul]:Korea Environment Institute; Ministry of Environment

Date 2009
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin:vol. VII(no. 3)
Pages 12
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding KEI; Ministry of Environment