Monday, November 23, 2009

With Fiscal Soundness Projected By IMF As Worst In G-20, Korean Government Announces Plan To Build Artificial Island For G-20 Meeting

"When G20 leaders meet in Seoul next November, they may be huddling on a brand new island floating on the Han River.

The plan was unveiled by Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon, Monday, during a ceremony marking the opening of the G20 organizing committee office, located at the Korea Banking Institute near the presidential office in central Seoul.

The artificial island ― designed to resemble Dubai's Palm Jumeirah ― is part of the Seoul City's Han River Renaissance Project and will be built by next spring close to Banpo Bridge connecting the downtown districts on both sides of the river."

Jane Han "G20 Summit Planned on Floating Island on Han River" The Korean Times November 23, 2009

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