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Vice Minister visits Arrowhead Hill in Cheorwon

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Vice Minister visits Arrowhead Hill in Cheorwon 

June 8, 2020

On June 8, Vice Minister Suh Ho visits a war remains excavation site on Arrowhead (Hwasalmeori) Hill in Cheorwon along with the DMZ research team of the Korea Forest Service to witness first-hand how much progress has been made in forestry restoration there.

The research aims to restore forests and improve biodiversity in areas around war remains excavation sites and the withdrawn guard posts in the DMZ, as agreed in the September 19 Inter-Korean Comprehensive Military Agreement.

The Korea Forest Service (KFS) plans to conduct the research in the war remains excavation sites and around the withdrawn guard posts from June 8 to 12.

The Cultural Heritage Administration first conducted research on Daeseongdong from May 26 to 29 to inscribe the DMZ on the UNESCO World Heritage list, part of the overall effort to transform the DMZ into an international peace zone.

The KFS’s research on the DMZ is the second of its kind.

The Vice Minister plans to look around the war remains excavation sites on Arrowhead Hill, hear the KFS’s overall research plan, and give words of encouragement.

The KFS’s research on the DMZ is expected to do much to build a DMZ peace zone including forestry cooperation between the two Koreas based on the knowhow and experience in forest restoration it has accumulated through numerous such projects.

The Ministry of Unification is rendering support for research on the DMZ by the Cultural Heritage Administration, the Korea Forest Service, and the Ministry of Environment with regard to turning the DMZ into an international peace zone.

It will conduct research in close cooperation with appropriate government departments, the Ministry of National Defense, and the United Nations Command.