□ The Ministry of Unification decided on March 26, 2018 to establish
a pilot “Unification Center” in Incheon Metropolitan City that will
function as a comprehensive regional support center for unification
o Regional unification facilities including
the Hana Center and the Unification Education Center will be brought
together under the Unification Center, which will serve as a “better
together” regional unification hub.
□ The Ministry of
Unification made business presentations for local governments,
received bids (February 12 - March 12, 2018), conducted on-site checks
and examinations (March 2018), and has made other such preparations
for establishment of the center.
o Busan Metropolitan
City, Incheon Metropolitan City, Gwangju Metropolitan City, and
Gangwon Province submitted bids for establishment of the pilot
Unification Center, and the examination committee selected Incheon on
March 23, 2018.
□ The Ministry of Unification will work
closely with appropriate agencies including Incheon Metropolitan City
and the regional Hana Center and Unification Education Center to
ensure effective management of the pilot Unification
o The Ministry of Unification will hear
opinions from local communities and the private sector before
formulating a detailed management plan and will open the pilot
Unification Center in the second half of the year.