Through continuous collaborative effects in the Korean border regions, such as Gaesung Industrial Complex, the opening of Gyeongui railway, and Donghae railway, Korean border regions are transformed into sites of reconciliation and cooperation. It is necessary to drive continuously collaboration projects between N. and S. Korea in order to build a Korean prosperity in the long term. Nobody doubts the most feasible site to develop collaboration projects in between two Koreas is the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ). Therefore, success of collaboration projects depends on utilization strategies of DMZ. The purpose of this study is to establish a master plan for peaceful and useful strategies in the DMZ.
The spatial range of the study includes the DMZ where are 4km wide, with the divided down the middle with the Military Demarcation Line(MDL) on each side of the border. The contexts of this study include analysis of present condition, selection of feasible inter-Korean projects, and detailed utilization strategies of the selected projects. This study carried out various distinguished analyses including review of literature and political plan, GIS analysis, case study of foreign countries, and AHP analysis. Moreover, to analyze potential and distinctiveness of the DMZ, SWOT and ERRC strategies were used in this study.
The DMZ is valuable as a territorial resource but it is insufficient to investigate ecological environment and its heritage. This study analyzed its natural environment by EGIS system, Google earth, and other relevant maps and resources. The DMZ is unsymmetrical structure divided by Taebak Mountains with west-high and east-low pattern. The level of the DMZ less than 100m is 25%, and the level more than 400m is 27%. Rivers flow from north to south and most water systems include Imjin river, Han river, and east seaside river. The land of the DMZ is comprised of 74.7% of forest, 14.1% of agricultural land, 9.5% of grassland, 0.4% of water area, and etc. The DMZ has biological diversity and 2716 wild animals and plants inhabit the region. The DMZ is one of the most historical sites in Korean Peninsula. It includes various cultural heritage such as castles, temples, and Buddhist statues. Moreover, various military equipments such as OP, GP, and mine zone, were distributed in this area. (The rest is omitted.)
- 비무장지대 평화적 이용을 위한 남북한 협력사업 추진에 관한 연구(A study on the implementation plan for exchange and cooperation projects between North and South Korea in the demilitarized zone)
- 김영봉; 이승복; 김은정
비무장지대 평화적 이용을 위한 남북한 협력사업 추진에 관한 연구(A study on the implementation plan for exchange and cooperation projects between North and South Korea in the demilitarized zone)
|Series Title; No||국토연 / 2009-17|
|Subject Country||North Korea(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
|Subject||Territorial Development < National Land Development|