Gangwon Economic Belt Development Plan

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Character of Plan

  • Legal plans based on the Special Act on Balanced National Development.
  • Emphasize competitive regions that can respond to globalization.
  • Pursue specialized local development based on local features.
  • Pursue co-development through cooperation and win-win between regions.
  • Convert to local-initiated developmental systems through decentralization and self government


  • 2009 - 2013 (five years/ mid-term execution plan)


  • new development base for green growth in Northeast Asia (focusing on bio-health)

Main Contents

  • Foster advanced industries
    • Medical fusion: maximize synergy through fusion of medical instruments, bio, new materials, etc.
    • Medical Tour: new tourism format combining medical, rest and leisure, culture, etc.
  • Foster strategic industries : bio (Chuncheon area), medical instruments (Wonju area), new materials & disaster prevention (Gangneung area), plasma (Cheorwon area), etc.
  • Establish generation hub : new industry hub city in the vicinity of the Seoul area, innovative corporate city, low-carbon green pilot city, etc.
  • SOC's four main projects : Dongseo Expressway, Donghae Expressway, 2nd Yeongdong Expressway, Wonju-Gangneung railway.
  • Foster culture & tourism: lake culture belt tourism resourcing, preservation and restoration of coal mining zone, east coast area tourism resourcing, DMZ, ecology and green tourism resourcing.
  • Linked and cooperative projects with metropolitan economic belts: win-win strategies and cooperation with the Seoul area, Chungcheong area, and Daegu-Gyeongbuk area.
  • Create a community where pleasant, comfortable and abundant lives coexist.


  • Resolution on establishing the plans by the Gangwon Economic Development Committee (Aug 4, ‘09).
  • Screened and confirmed regional development five year plan, court planning (Dec 15, ‘09).