Sejong City

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Sejong City,

city (2012 est. pop. 120,000), E central South Korea, c.75 mi (120 km) S of Seoul. A planned city, Sejong City was established to host many national government agencies in order to relieve crowding in Seoul. Officially opened in 2012, it was proposed by President Roh Moo HyunRoh Moo Hyun
, 1946–2009, South Korean politician, president (2003–8) of South Korea. A self-educated lawyer who defended antigovernment activists in the early 1980s, he was elected to the national assembly in 1988 and served on the special committee investigating
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, who envisioned it as the nation's new, more centrally located capital. In 2004, however, the constitutional court ruled against his plan to transfer the capital. The city was carved from portions of North and South Chungcheong provinces.
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Under the vehicle restrictions, government employees in Sejong City, an administrative town 123 kilometers south of Seoul, are to leave their cars behind if the last digit on their license plate matches that of the calendar date.
SEOUL, March 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's visiting Minister of State for Housing Affairs Yasser Abul met on Tuesday with South Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kang Hoin in Sejong City.
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The relocation plan seeks to retain the presidential Blue House, the Defense Ministry and the Foreign Ministry in Seoul but the prime minister and some less important ministries had to move to the Sejong city, located in Gwacheon 100 miles south of Seoul, mainly to ease traffic congestion in the capital.
Last weekend, Premier Chung Un Chan also offered his resignation after the government failed to get a plan to relocate several ministries from Seoul to Sejong City, a newly developed city 150 kilometres south of the capital, through the National Assembly.
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Today's main topic is public safety," Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon said during the joint media conference at the Sejong Convention Center in Sejong City, Wednesday.
But opposition parties have refused to endorse Chung, partly because of his lukewarm comments about plans to relocate some ministries and administrative bodies to a new city known as Sejong City in the centre of the country.
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